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    V brake option plastic caps

    On my frame that came with disc brakes, at the place of the rear V brake pivots there are some plastic caps. I find it impossible to remove them. Is there a trick to remove those. There is a small hole at the back but I am kind of scared to use a nail and a hummer. Thanks.

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    Describe the plastic caps....are they covering the hole where the posts go, or the posts themselves. If the former, you may as well leave them to keep the dirt out. If the latter, I wouldn't bother as the posts will still be sitting there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Mike
    Describe the plastic caps....are they covering the hole where the posts go, or the posts themselves. If the former, you may as well leave them to keep the dirt out. If the latter, I wouldn't bother as the posts will still be sitting there.
    No they close the hole, like a cap.

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    They're removable, but...

    there is no real reason to do so. As Mike said, they are there to keep dirt and crud out and the threads inside clean. This is a good thing should you ever want to go to v brakes (not likely I know) or want to sell the bike but keep your discs. They probably either screw in or are pressed in. If they are pressed in then you'd need to take a small flat tipped punch or something of the sort and tap them out from the other side. But in doing so you may damage them to the point that they can't be re-used. So just leave em in place. They do serve a useful purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squash
    there is no real reason to do so. As Mike said, they are there to keep dirt and crud out and the threads inside clean. This is a good thing should you ever want to go to v brakes (not likely I know) or want to sell the bike but keep your discs. They probably either screw in or are pressed in. If they are pressed in then you'd need to take a small flat tipped punch or something of the sort and tap them out from the other side. But in doing so you may damage them to the point that they can't be re-used. So just leave em in place. They do serve a useful purpose.

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    But I am going back to V brakes, that's the reason i want to do it.

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    get a screwdriver or punch, and hammer them out from behind like squash said. you'll most likely destroy them (no biggie). just be careful that you don't gouge the boss threads as you hammer the caps out!

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