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Old 01-08-19, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
will the dealer that sold give you a refund?
No, sister bought it few years ago from Amazon. No refund.

I really want to make this bike work. It's a cool little bike for running errands. Compare to Dutch bike that is $1000. This one was less than $200 when new. Just need to figure out the BB thing.

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Old 01-08-19, 01:57 PM
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Time to buy a new bike then , use a brick and mortar shop with service after the sale .. this time..
Not Amazon..
Pacific Cycle sells budget bikes or BSO (bicycle shaped objects).. they deal in Big Box store bikes..







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Old 01-08-19, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
l went to the best LBS. and the mech say he cannot just retap the thread. i saw the tap tool in his drawer. i explain to him to run it thru the thread to fix the imperfection that is casing the misalignment. but he wouldnt do it. he said the right way is to fill the thread with new metal and then recut the threads new. he said he does not have the ability to do that.

the mech is young...i wonder if i should look for a mom-n-pop store with a old timer mech with more experience with these things.
Odd. Unless the threads were completely mucked up this should have been a 5 minute job. The idea of adding metal and then cutting new threads normally should come to mind only after an unsuccessful attempt at cleaning things up by running the taps.

Of course, not seeing what the mechanic saw is a disadvantage. Did he describe to you what the particular issue was that prevented him from cleaning up the threads?
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Old 01-08-19, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoopdriver View Post
Odd. Unless the threads were completely mucked up this should have been a 5 minute job. The idea of adding metal and then cutting new threads normally should come to mind only after an unsuccessful attempt at cleaning things up by running the taps.

Of course, not seeing what the mechanic saw is a disadvantage. Did he describe to you what the particular issue was that prevented him from cleaning up the threads?
He said the threads are perfectly good. He also agreed the left side and the right side are not lined up. He put the cartridge BB on the shell, and felt the tighteness as I described to him.

He said running the tap thru the thread will mess up the thread, since the left and right side do not line up.

My guess is maybe he thinks there's too large of a misalginment to correct this way.

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Old 01-08-19, 09:40 PM
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The shop made their decision, they don't really want to do the chasing/facing. The story about making more work might be their way but without the tooling to do this I suspect it is just a story. Either way they made their choicer for whatever reason. Their ball their rules. Another shop will likely have a different tale on this. Do know that one way a shop insures a good reputation and a profitable business IS knowing when to say no. I have said no more then a few times. Andy
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