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i've got a steel 29er geared frame that i only intend to ride as an ss w/ a white industry eno hub. i want to ditch the cable stops. i'm thinking about repainting anyway so i don't care about damaging the existing paint. i just don't want to damage the frame. so what do i do? use a propane torch or something like that?

thanks,
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btw it's a vicious frame.
 

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I've never done it, nor have I ever even thought about doing it, but I'd probably just grind them off if I had any desire to remove cable stops.

You might try posting this in the frame builders or singlespeed forums here too.
 

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Cable stops are small, you could dremel them off easily, then use an 80 grit dremel paddle sander to finish off the last bit... Absolutely no torch!

I have been building a cafe racer out of a 1977 honda cb550f, The dremel has been a godsend for grinding and polishing... One of my favorite tools.
 

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I just Dremel'd the edges of the stops on my Orange and filed out the closed end enough to allow a hose/cable to sit flush. A quick filing cleaned everything up. Then I drilled a hole under the stop, but above the frame, so as to allow a cable tie to be used to secure; although this turned out to be unnecessary as the edges of the stop held the hoses in place.
 
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