This is where you're going to have to be a little more careful.

The lugs (the bits that the brakes used to bolt on to) are just blocks of alloy, with a threaded hole through. To remove these, you will need a few simple tools, but be aware, after doing this, you will need to either touch up the area the lugs were in, or completely re-paint your frame and forks!

Ok, the tools you will need are: a junior hacksaw, a couple of files and some sand paper.

Start by taking the lugs off as close to the frame as you dare with the junior hacksaw. This isn't needed to be dead precise, so long as you don't actually cut in to the frame itself. Do this with the lugs on the back and on the forks.

Then you will need the files. Carefully file down what is left of the lugs so that they are level with the frame tubing. You should be able to see this, because there will be a square patch in the middle where the welding was around the lugs.

After you have filed the frame down level, take a piece of 150pi sand paper, wet & dry, and sand the area where the lugs were.

You should now have a de-lugged Chopper MK3

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    August 2009