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  1. #1
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    Mushroomed Cable Guides/Stops - Any fixes that keep paint intact?

    I have a couple frames that I have acquired over the last year where at some point they obviously had cables on them that were too short and the bars twisted hard. This has then in turn bent the cable guides/stops out of shape.

    Both of the frames that have this issue are in excellent condition and the paint is great so I do not want to use heat or anything to reshape them. Also don't really want to just grab them with some pliers or anything either.

    Anyone have any ingenious ways to return these to the normalish shape while keeping the paint as intact as possible?

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    velocipede technician
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    The back end of a screwdriver you don't like and a hammer
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Humanoid Lobster
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    I've worked on a few with something cylindrical (I used a rod from a small tap handle) inside the stop to prevent it from getting closed too far. Tap the bent tab of the stop very gently with a nylon mallet and hope for the best.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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