Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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It's an easy job if you follow Sheldon Brown's instructions. Or you can bring it to any decent bike shop or co-op if there's one around.
For future reference, drop in at a local shop and ask for front and rear transport spacers. Bikes and frames are shipped with these to prevent what happened to you. Shops throw dozens of these out every week so if you ask nicely they should be willing to give them to you. If uou can't get a pair, make your own by cutting a 3/4" wooden dowel rod to the right length (no great precision needed) and driving roofing nails into each end, trapping a washer under the head.
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