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View Poll Results: Are you going to face and chase your IRO group buy frame?
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Old 07-11-07, 10:56 AM   #1
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IRO Group Buy: Face and Chase?

I'm curious if people are facing and chasing their new frames.
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Old 07-11-07, 10:59 AM   #2
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I know I will be...or my LBS will be as I don't have the tools.
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Old 07-11-07, 11:01 AM   #3
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Mine went together without any troubles straight out of the box. I would take a look at the threading on the BB shell.
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Old 07-11-07, 11:04 AM   #4
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I'm curious if people are facing and chasing their new frames.
I chased and faced my bottom bracket because:

1) I have the tool
2) I am using external cups for my bottom bracket.

The threads weren't too dirty but not as deep as the chasing bit needed to be recessed for facing. I skipped the facing and reaming of the head tube. It didn't seem necessary...
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Old 07-11-07, 11:11 AM   #5
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The threads on mine are basically entirely blue, so it's going to
need to be chased thoroughly before I mount the bottom bracket.
The headset I'll try and do myself, though.
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Old 07-11-07, 11:15 AM   #6
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I know I will be...or my LBS will be as I don't have the tools.

What is the customary charge for chasing facing and reaming?
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Old 07-11-07, 11:26 AM   #7
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a six pack?
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Old 07-11-07, 11:29 AM   #8
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What is the customary charge for chasing facing and reaming?
Free if you can make it to Madison...
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a six pack?
don't let them drink the six pack before they chase any threads...
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Old 07-11-07, 11:38 AM   #10
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Free if you can make it to Madison...

I frequent Madison quite often on the weekends. What and where is this free service you speak of?
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I frequent Madison quite often on the weekends. What and where is this free service you speak of?
My garage, two blocks west of Camp Randall on Regent Street. I can do it or you can read up and do it yourself.

I have the head tube reamer/facer tool but I've never used it and for some reason it scares me...
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Old 07-11-07, 11:46 AM   #12
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i didn't do either, and bottom bracket went in fine. However, i spent a few hours cursing myself and my 20 ton shop press trying to get the headset cups into the frame. If you have calipers, measure the cups and frame. Ideally there sould be between .004" ~ .010" interference.
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Old 07-11-07, 11:57 AM   #13
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my lbs did this and rust proofed the inside of the frame.
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Old 07-11-07, 12:07 PM   #14
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a six pack?
I give mine a 12 pack.
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Old 07-11-07, 01:14 PM   #15
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I sanded out the overspray on the inside of the headtube and my old Shimano 600 cups pressed right in with the DIY at-home headset press (large nut and bolt and two stacks of washers).
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Old 07-11-07, 02:15 PM   #16
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haven't got my bb and cranks yet so haven't done that but my shop didn't do anything before putting in the headset and they didn't have any trouble
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Old 07-11-07, 02:32 PM   #17
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I greased mine up real good.( sounds like a line from Deliverence) Everything went together just fine.
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Old 07-11-07, 02:32 PM   #18
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I give mine a 12 pack.
Good job singlehandedly inflating the price, jerk!
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