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ordered a frameset, what next?(17 posts)

ordered a frameset, what next?Made in Taiwan
Aug 22, 2001 9:55 PM
just ordered a frame set (kg281) what do i do now?
order a grouppo and slap it on myself?
send frame to gvhbikes/coloradocyclist/excelsport to be build up?
buy grouppo online/lbs and pay lbs or myself to build?

that's bout all my options right?

i'm pretty good, i've taken my first bike apart and rebuild a couple of times, not really that hard.. maybe i should do it myself
re: ordered a frameset, what next?EW
Aug 22, 2001 11:03 PM
Where did you buy the frameset from and how much was it?
re: ordered a frameset, what next?Made in Taiwan
Aug 22, 2001 11:08 PM £815.00
a tad over $1200 frame/fork/handlebar/stem (Deda) vs. 1900 bucks for frame/fork at excel
re: ordered a frameset, what next?girodebirdman
Aug 23, 2001 12:06 AM
You can easily do most of the work yourself. Special tools will be required when installing the BB, the headset, and building wheels. Also, you will need cable housing cutters (invaluable!) and a large Allen for installing cranks w/self extracting bolts (I think 8mm). Besides that, it is mostly just small allen wrenches that you already have. Building your own bike is lots of fun, and there is alot to learn. Perhaps you can find a friend with the tools you don't have (hopefully someone has a stand as well) and there are options, such as the local college, which often has a bench and tools for free use (check with the recreation/outdoor department). And be careful with those Deda stem bolts: they like to strip, especially on the Newton.
re: ordered a frameset, what next?mackgoo
Aug 23, 2001 2:06 AM
Do it yourself. Except take it to your LBS to chase the B/B threads and depending on what kind of head set you have install the head set also.
Ditto on the BBJohnG
Aug 23, 2001 4:01 AM
I've bought two KG281's from Total and both frames needed the BB chased. Ge the HS installed at the LBS also. Do everything else yourself and ENJOY! Feel free to email me for specifics on the 281.

Congrats on buying a truely fine frame. I'm SUPER impressed with mine!

ride hard!
Uh fellahs, what is "chasing?" (nm)9WorCP
Aug 23, 2001 5:09 AM
Uh fellahs, what is "chasing?" (nm)Tom C
Aug 23, 2001 5:16 AM
Running a tap or die on a threaded section to clean and possibly correct minor deformities or damage in the threads.
Thanks Tom. Now I know.9WorCP
Aug 23, 2001 5:55 AM
I just built my new LOOK frame on MondayDave Hickey
Aug 23, 2001 4:43 AM
I just bought a new LOOK frame from You cannot beat the prices on LOOK frames purchased in the UK. I built it up on Monday. You can do all of the buildup yourself if you take a little time. My BB didn't need chasing. I made my own headset installation tool. Buy a threaded rod about 12" long. Also buy 2 big washers and 2 nuts. Put the rod through to headtube and place the cups on. Next slide the washers on top and bottom of the cups. Make sure your washers are a larger diameter the the cups. Then thread the nuts until the cups are pressed into the headtube. I installed a Chris King aheadset this way and had no problems.
Aug 23, 2001 5:40 AM
this place as some great prices on Look, Campy and wheels. How long did it take to get our frame? Is it REALLY free shipping from the U.K.?
saddlesore....Dave Hickey
Aug 23, 2001 6:34 AM
Frame was ordered last Monday and I received it last Friday. Shipping was free but the post office here did collect the 3.9% duty. This is the second time I've ordered from the UK and both times the frames came via Parcel Force. In the US they use the post office.
don't be a dopeJack S
Aug 23, 2001 6:06 AM
Make sure you get the right diameters, threading, etc. for the components you buy. If you don't know, you're prob better off taking frame to shop at letting them order and assemble. You'll also need to consider crank length, gearing, stem length/rise, etc.
Master of the Obviousgrzy mnky
Aug 23, 2001 8:28 AM
Take some of your own advice.
re: ordered a frameset, what next?Texbaz
Aug 23, 2001 7:33 AM
Chasing the BB is only part of that chase and face process. You need to take it to a shop and ahve them chase and face the BB this cleans the threads and squares up the BB housing so the BB will sit flush. it also removes the paint from the housing face so the there will no chance for the BB jam nuts to sit cockeyd so to speak. Also, the head tube needs to be checked for square prior to installing the Head-set again not everyone does this but it will prevent problems down the road.
re: ordered a frameset, what next?Pogliaghi
Aug 23, 2001 9:31 AM
Go with Gary Hobbs. Great prices on the build kit and only $75 install it. Tempting as it might be to DIY, there's nothing like getting a bike that's built well. Not that you can't do it, but he's great builder and with lots of experience, he'll do it right.
re: ordered a frameset, what next?barney
Aug 23, 2001 10:50 AM
Building a frame isn't rocket science, but if a shop does something wrong you have recourse, if you blow it you're SOL. Facing the BB shell is less critical in this day of cartridge BBs.

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