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mail order frames and bottom bracket threading(3 posts)

mail order frames and bottom bracket threadingjeff27
Oct 8, 2002 11:27 AM
I recently purchased a Pegoretti Palosanto through a mail order company
(they shall remain nameless). The frame arrived today, and in looking it
over I noticed that the threads on the chainline side of the bottom bracket
shell looked sloppy. So much so that the cup would not thread in
Called the mail order company to speak to a representative.
Rep stated that some frames from overseas, esp. Italy require facing and
threading once they get to the US. He stated that the mail order company
offered it for a charge of approx 60.00. I noticed that their web page made no
mention of this, and it was not offered to me when I ordered the frame.
Tomorrow I'm taking it to a local shop I trust that has the correct threading
tools so that they can take a look at it. However, I wonder if anybody else
has run into this before? I realize that you take your chances when mail
ordering, but I purchased a Bianchi frame through mail order over a year ago,
and did not have this problem. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
re: mail order frames and bottom bracket threadingRusty Coggs
Oct 8, 2002 1:33 PM
Sounds like real slop from Pegoretti.And some BS too. Custom frames would normally be threaded correctly and faced and chased after the frame was painted.That is part of what you are paying for. Same with proper reaming and facing of the headtube if not an integrated type. It should not need threading,but facing the shell and chasing,cleaning the threads is a possibility.It's not beyond the possibility that some drunken monday morning Chianti swiller did screw up the threading.
Not uncommon...jose_Tex_mex
Oct 9, 2002 1:04 PM
... and whenever I buy a frame by itself it is normally something I do regardless of whether the BB fits or not.

It's just one of those things. I don't think I would feel slighted or that I was "screwed" at all.

I recently bought a brand new frame had to have it done myself.

Now if you bought the complete bike and this had not been done or at least done correctly you would have cause for concern. However, you did not pay for assembly which is really where this cost falls.