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Down Tube Boss(es)(8 posts)

Down Tube Boss(es)zmarke
Nov 26, 2002 7:30 AM
What do you do with them on a SS or Fixed?

Any ideas to make them look better besides hacking them off?
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Nov 26, 2002 8:18 AM
with various top caps. My Bianchi has a couple of dice screwed in to the bosses.
i just leave em.Steve_0
Nov 27, 2002 6:36 AM
dont even notice theyre there.
My only problem would be the hole they could put in my legTig
Nov 27, 2002 8:38 AM
I'd hate to have one of those rip or puncture the ol' leg flesh in a crash. Ouch! Same goes with open bar ends... they take a great looking core sample out of a thigh.
fair enough, butSteve_0
Nov 27, 2002 11:06 AM
i dont think theres much of a concern there; i'd rather be struck by a miniscule brazon than the 3-inch spear (disguised as a shifter) which used to be there.

Dremel those babys off if youre really concerned.
re: Down Tube Boss(es)trekkie1
Nov 27, 2002 2:37 PM
put some ultegra sti shifter cable stops on them, then remove the cable adjusters
trekkie1, your a genius. great idea. nmDave Hickey
Nov 27, 2002 3:57 PM
Plastic Canti CapsAlpedhuez55
Dec 3, 2002 12:09 PM
Try the protective plastic caps that cover the cantilever bosses on mountain bike forks and frames. I am sure most shops have a set of these they can give you. They fit nicely over the bosses and mine stay on without any glue. You can use a little ruber cement or silicon if you want though. THey are rounded so you do not have to worry about scratches. The black plastic even blends nicely with my black centurian frame.

Mike Y.