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Old 11-22-17, 12:25 PM
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@maddog34: here in the UK the online bike shops assemble the bikes, turn the handlebar by 90 degrees and then box them up for shipping. When the customer gets the bike they just have to rotate the handlebar and fit the pedals.

The bike is new but the collar is scratched up - it's as if the hex wrench slipped a couple of times, and as it's black the scratches show easily. I tend to detail all of my bikes and like them looking like new.

It's going to a bike service workshop to have a brake conversion done - the mechanical disc brakes are being replaced with Shimano M7000 SLX hydraulic brakes and RT86 rotors, plus a proper tune-up and adjustment of the bike as online bike shops here perform a very poor assembly of bikes. I've always sent bikes that I've ordered online to this particular bike workshop to have them checked over, aligned and adjusted as required. They have equipment that I don't posses for truing wheels and checking rear mech hanger alignment. The bike workshop I use collect and return the bikes so it's very convenient.

And, yes, I have two different assembly pastes and a host of new/replacement parts to fit to the bike, like a new saddle, mudguards, grips, lights, etc., when it comes back from the workshop. Oh, and a new seatpost clamp!

Apologies for my typo earlier, I meant QR clamps, obviously not QR seatposts!
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