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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:50 pm 
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...removing canti/v-brake mounts from my new frame!

Pretty nerve racking taking to a frame and removing the mounts, but it wasn't too bad to be honest. Chopped off what I could, then filed down the weld and finished off by smoothing off with some wet and dry. Quite pleased with myself :lol:

Frame with mounts:

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Bit of work and now they're gone:

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Quick flick over with some paint to check all is smooth:

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Job done. That is all :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:58 pm 
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nice, can imagine that was an "exiting" job


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:03 pm 
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An hour well spent I recon :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:36 pm 
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Nerve-wrecking to say the least. One slip when chopping them off and it's bye-bye frame :shock:
Turned out pretty good though 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:22 pm 
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Yup, I was a bit nervous about doing it. However, it wasn't as bad as I thought. I've done a fair bit of car bodywork in the past, and I think some of the basics helped.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:26 pm 
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very clean job there. frames with disc and canti mounts can look untidy i think.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:00 pm 
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What did you use to chop the mounts off with? A hand saw or something electric?

I've a frame that needs a similar modification.

Nice job by the way.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:12 pm 
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dremmel and a belt sander are the usual ways

nice job there EOB


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:30 pm 
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just remembered i have a set of rigid forks in the shed that could stand to loose the canti mounts.
i feel a project coming on!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:45 pm 
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I used a junior hacksaw to get the main part of the mount off. Which really just left the weld and a small part of the mount left. Then just got a file and took to it until I was nearly down to the tube. Finally used some 240 grit wet & dry on a sanding block and smoothed it down. Just kept checking it at different angles to check how much weld material was left. You can feel when it's nice and smooth.

Honestly wasn't too bad. Just a bit daunting that if you go too far then the job's off. Take your time and go easy and it'll be right :)


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