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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:02 pm 
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one or the other :roll: one thing i dislike on a frame or forks is v brake bosses and disc brake tabs together, one or the othe makes things so much neater on a build, it just looks all wrong when your running disc brakes on a bike and have the v bosses sticking out looking like they dont belong, so this brings me to my new build ( 2002 rock lobster 853 ) equiped with disc and v so ive decided the v bosses need to go to give the rear end a much cleaner look, and running more modern disc only rigid forks in place of the forks that were on the frame when it came into my hands first time round , a little dressing of the weld now and then ready to remove the other boss :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Snap !

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:43 pm 
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clean :D nice job hope mine come out that clean when de bossed 8) how did you get the final finish :?: emery cloth :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Yes :D

WD Pro wrote:
These are the steps I took to remove the bosses ...

Dremel with cutting disk :

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Dremel with sanding drum :

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Note to other owners - get some grease / Waxoyl / spray oil behind the canti bosses ... :-(

That's as far as I would dare go with an electric tool :-)

Wide file :

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80's and then 120's :

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Other side :

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Both done :

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WD :D


Check page eight of my yo build for a bit more info :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:13 pm 
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This (to me) is an important step :

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Polished to allow me to see reflections (look for the lines running along the tubes) - any distortion in the reflection / lines means something is wrong with the surface. A lump means you haven't worked the area enough, a hollow means you have c0cked up ...

I am pleased so far :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:28 pm 
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jesus :shock: i thought i was being brave using my 858 RL as my first attempt to remove bosses, but a yo eddy :shock: i think i may have bottled that one and left it to the experts, but i take my hat off to you sir, first for doing the work yourself and making such a fine job of the finish and second for taking such an iconic frame and moderising it with disc brakes 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:53 pm 
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This is the correct thing to do.
I've remove dbrake bosses off my Bianch frame and 1 off my SID forks, the other being used to hold the brake hose clamp.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Neat job, I'm too cack handed to even try but its good to see a detailed explanation for the hard of capability.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:25 am 
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02gf74 wrote:
This is the correct thing to do.
I've remove dbrake bosses off my Bianch frame and 1 off my SID forks, the other being used to hold the brake hose clamp.


how does it look minus the brake boss? usually the brake boss forms part of the shape of the lower leg? got any pics?


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