A braze-on is name for any number of parts of a bicycle which have been permanently attached to the frame.cite web |url= |title=Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary: Braze-on |accessdate=2007-10-01 |last=Brown |first=Sheldon |authorlink=Sheldon Brown (bicycle mechanic) |publisher=Sheldon Brown] The term "braze-on" comes from when these parts would have been brazed on to steel frame bicycles. Braze-ons continue to be so called even though they may be welded, glued, riveted, or moulded into the frame material, depending on the material itself and the connection method used elsewhere on the frame.


Braze-ons include:
*Rack and fender mounts at the dropouts, seatstays, and fork blades.
*Water bottle cage mounts.
*Cable carriers, guides, and stops.
*Pump pegs.
*Shifter bosses.
*Cantilever brake bosses.
*Chain hanger, inside the drive-side seatstay.
*Front derailleur hanger.
*Hub brake reaction arm mount. Called a Pacman braze-on if formed with a slot instead of a hole. [cite web
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title = Sheldon Brown's Glossary: Pacman Braze-on
accessdate = 2008-08-12


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