[CR]Braze-on removal

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:21:40 -0700
From: Jay Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Braze-on removal

At 10:10 PM 11/07/2007 +0000, Tim Chauran wrote:

I have an old Peugeot PX-10 frame in absolutely discraceful condition that I want to powdercoat and fix up for incognito banging around town. The brake cable guides are rusted beyond redemption and one is broken; I had envisioned taking them off completely and using some NOS brake cable clamps I have lying around. My question is, would a handheld propane torch generate sufficient heat to warm up the brazing to allow removal? The question sounds stupid even as I ask it, but...any advice greatly appreciated.

Tim Chauran Long Beach, CA

I suggest you carefully cut, grind, or file, then finish sand off as many braze ons as possible without using heat. It will be slow, but those poor tubes have been heated up enough already. Water bottle braze ons are a different story, however, it is possible to cover them up using a clamp on bottle cage. Only you will know that the clamps are covering up a couple of holes. Or you could silver braze in some plugs but this will distort the tubes.

Jay Sexton
Sebastopol, CA