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Old 10-23-13, 09:34 AM
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building up a Scattante R560

Hi all,

I'm putting together a bike for road riding (not racing, but definitely some centuries) and need some help to make sure everything will work together and that I have everything I need. I bought a Scattante R650 frame (2003-2007?), Weyless carbon fiber fork, Weyless 2014 3D Lite seat post and Weyless 6061 stem. I'm buying a used Shimano 105 group set (shifters, cables, 9-speed cassette, 34/50 chainrings, chain, brakes, FSA Tempo crank, front and rear derailleurs, BB) and wheels from a friend. I already have Bontrager handlebars.

Here are some of my questions:
1) It looks like I will probably have to buy a bottom bracket, because this group set came off a bike with a press fit bb. How should I go about deciding what bb to buy? English threaded, internal, external... How can I make sure it will be compatible with the frame? And the crank?
2) And what size bb should I get in order to maintain a good chainline? I'm looking at http://sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html, which tells me that the chainline should be at 43.5mm, but how do I know which bb would get me there?
3) what kind of headset do I need?
4) I need a clamp to install the front derailleur since there was a braze-on on the previous bike. Will this work? http://bit.ly/Hb47nQ
5) Do you have any reactions or general advice for me as I put together this bike? Other things I should look out for?

Thanks for the help,
Eric
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Old 10-23-13, 09:37 AM
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Hilarious.
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Old 10-23-13, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AnkleWork View Post
Hilarious.
What's the problem? Too many questions? I read the guide for newbies, I've looked around and done some research, but can't find any information on the Scattante frame. What would you prefer?
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Scattante is Performance Bike's house brand. If there is a Performance shop anywhere near you they should be able to answer all of your questions.

AnkleWork's reply wasn't very helpful but does indicate you asked a lot of questions that can't be answered without a lot more basic information.

Your bottom bracket shell is almost certainly English threaded and will require a bottom bracket compatible in both length and configuration with the crank. Check with FSA or Performance as to what you need.

Headset type (threaded or threadless, press-in cups or integrated ) and size (1" or 1-1/8") will also depend on the frame and fork type. Again, the shop can tell you.

The front derailleur's mounting clamp will depend on the seat tube diameter. they come in three common sizes; 28.6 mm (1-1/8"), 31.8 mm (1-1/4") and 34.9 mm (1-3/8"). Measure your seat tube to find out.

Finally, used components, particularly STI brifters, are always a gamble. At the very least plan on getting a new cassette and chain and don't reuse the old cables or housing.
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Interestingly, FSA's web site for customer support appears to be down at this moment. My experience with them was that they were very helpful. The bottom bracket bearing and its installation requirements will be specific to your crank model and to the width of the frame's bottom bracket shell. Performance may be hit or miss for product support.

Recommend that you buy a pair of digital calipers for measuring seat tubes, head tubes, seatposts and a myriad of other dimensions. You'll appreciate its usefulness.
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What's the problem? . . .
You tell me. I'm enjoying your post.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Interestingly, FSA's web site for customer support appears to be down at this moment. My experience with them was that they were very helpful. The bottom bracket bearing and its installation requirements will be specific to your crank model and to the width of the frame's bottom bracket shell. Performance may be hit or miss for product support.

Recommend that you buy a pair of digital calipers for measuring seat tubes, head tubes, seatposts and a myriad of other dimensions. You'll appreciate its usefulness.
This is a great start. Thank you both. I'll post again if I have specific questions.
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The manufacturer of the frame or component is always a good first stop when determining compatibility, install procedures, etc. Don't stop at the website - pick up the phone and actually talk to someone, or at least chat. For bottom brackets and headsets there is no way to effectively convey all of the pros and cons in a thread. Start educating yourself with sheldonbrown.com and google.
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