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Old 07-08-07, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by jgedwa
I have to say that the ring will not flex at that point in its rotation, so it will never hit the stay.
+1

I have a Ross where the inner ring ended up that close. It's never hit the frame, and I'm 230 lb.
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Old 07-08-07, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by jgedwa
I stand corrected then.

Tomorrow's project for me will be to try to muscle up a hill so hard I can do it too!
Sprinting from a dead stop should do it - just put all your weight on each pedal individually. Use platforms.

P.S.: BD - better to be safe then sorry - take the BB in and have it swapped. Better then finding out later.

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Well, I'll have to find out later, they wouldn't change it and said it was fine. Oh well, whatever. I don't have a cartridge BB tool, so I'm screwed I guess. My usual stop (Pro Cycle) for red housing wasn't open today, so I'll have to hit them tomorrow after work. The shops that had red at all, only had it in brake housing. One shop said "We can order it, but it will be really expensive" and went on to show me fancy high dollar housing made up of metal caps? I'm telling the guy, with the frame in front of us, that is was an older friction bike and that it wasn't necessary. My shop that I usually deal with actually told me they hadn't seen red housing in many, many years. I felt like telling him to look in the Shimano Catalog someday. I buy it all the time at Pro Cycle, and he acts like no big deal.,,,,BD

I DID find a set of replacement Dia Compe hoods for the brakes in the gum brown color, so I feel like I accomplished something, hehe!
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Old 07-08-07, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Well, I'll have to find out later, they wouldn't change it and said it was fine.
Throw the frame together just enough to ride it, and grind the crap out of that seatstay...then go back to the shop and give 'em hell.

What was their excuse, may I ask?

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Just what I typed above. "That's perfectly fine, not going to hurt anything." I think were his actual words.,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Just what I typed above. "That's perfectly fine, not going to hurt anything." I think were his actual words.,,,,BD
Was he referring to the clearance or the gnawing up of your chainstay as being "perfectly fine?"

All the more reason to bang the chit out of it, so you can give them an earful later.

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