Old 05-29-19, 08:30 PM
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We had a Motobecane in our shop for a tune up about 18 months ago with Ultegra kit. Nice kit and it looked beautiful. The owner said he could not get it to shift well. We spent about 2 hours trying to tune it and eventually had to go back a step and check the last resort things. We pulled out the frame alignment tools and started to measure. It turned out the front wheel and back wheel and crank all were on non-parallel planes. It was essentially impossible to fine tune it. You could even site down the bike and see the wheels were out of parallel. It was a carbon fork so we could not bend the fork to align it with the back. And it was not possible to make the bottom bracket axis parallel with the rear axle. We sent it back to the owner as is and no charge as we could not get it to work properly. Maybe you get lucky and get a straight one, maybe you don't...
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