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    Best way to cut shifter cabel stops off steel frame?

    Have a steel frame that I plain to get powder coated. Whats the best way to remove? I guess I question if I just cut off with a small grinder wheel will it leave holes in my frame?

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    If it's steel you should have no issues, as long as you have a light touch.
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    use a hacksaw and cut the top half to 3/4's off. use a large file for the rest. will take about 20 minutes longer but works out so much smoother. i did this on an old ss road bike.
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    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmlost
    will it leave holes in my frame?
    If it does fill em in with some JB Weld, file it and sand it...good as new

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    Put masking tape around it then use a dremel cut off blade to remove the bulk of it then put the grinding wheel on and finish the job. with a patience you should be able to go flush.

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    dremel, earplugs, squirt bottle to cool the metal down between passes to make it easier on your blade (if you care), handfile or grinding wheel
    beer for when you're done.

    (if you cut into your frame, "yer doing it wrong moron")
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    I used a Dremel w/ cutoff wheel, then the drum sander to remove the remants.

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    Followed up with a smooth frame and shiny black powdercoat.

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    I don't really know why you would. I prefer options with my bikes, as it might become a commuter, a tourer, or another person's bike, down the road. I don't think unused braze ons look bad.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I don't really know why you would. I prefer options with my bikes, as it might become a commuter, a tourer, or another person's bike, down the road. I don't think unused braze ons look bad.

    Because it's his bike and yes they do look bad.

    Good job on doing what you feel looks best for your rig! I just love the way powder coat looks. It always looks wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete
    Because it's his bike and yes they do look bad.

    Good job on doing what you feel looks best for your rig! I just love the way powder coat looks. It always looks wet.
    Reading comprehension is always lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I don't really know why you would. I prefer options with my bikes, as it might become a commuter, a tourer, or another person's bike, down the road. I don't think unused braze ons look bad.
    yah same here but my SS frame didnt come with a deurilleur hanger so I'm not so inclined to keep them............
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