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is this a good deal

Old 07-16-02, 10:55 PM
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is this a good deal

OK. My co-technician at work has just purchased a new road bike frame for himself which means his old one is for sale. It is a Concorde Steel frame with Columbus SL tubing. The frame is 10years old but he bought it 5 years ago new. So really, it only has 5 years of usage on it. He is willing to sell it to me for 100-150 bux. There are a few wear and tear marks on it but the frame itself has no damage and the dropouts look mint. It comes with a fork as well. With a few drops of touchup paint the frame is mint. Is it worth it or not?
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Is it a good size for you?
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yup yup. perfect size
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Do you mind perhaps having to "cold-set" the rear end to today's 130mm spacing? Hopefully it has English or Italian threading in the BB shell (not French, for instance)?

If all that's a go, then it sounds like a good price, but you could also peruse EBay to see what else is out there.
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I guess I should add that if there's any possibility that the bike uses French anything, you want to know that up front.

Try sliding a standard 22.2mm-diameter stem into the fork, for starters. If it won't go, it may be the dreaded 22.0mm French standard.

To check BB threading, get the cups from an English-threaded BB and try threading in both of them on the drive side of the BB shell. French-threaded BB shells have righty-tighty/lefty-loosie threading on both sides, while English has reversed threading on the drive side to prevent epicyclic torque from loosening the BB cup. If the non-drive-side English cup threads into both sides of the shell, you have a French-threaded shell there.
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nothing on that frame is french.. what so ever.. all my parts go into it
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ok i rebuilt my bike today on the new frame and everything by fluke was perfect. the headset fit.. my BB happened to be italian threads which is what i needed. i had to by a brazeon FD tho. o well 25bux CDN for Shimano 600EX. not bad.

The problem i am having is with the shifters. They are DT Shimano 600 shifters. They are downtube. The front one works fine but the back on now when I try to shift it up to the larger cogs it just springs right back and goes to the smallest cog. The shifter is dual mode (SIS and friction). When i try to shift the shifter just gets looser and looser and even when tightening the screw it just gets looser. I also cant recover my SIS shifting from turning the thing. The result is it will just come loose. Can someone please tell me what i did and how do i fix it as i kinda need to shift. When i transferred parts i was sure to keep them organized and put them back just as i took them off. Thanks. BTW its not the derailleur cuz i had the friction shifting working for 5 minutes and then it crapped out on me again. I cant get SIS to work or shifting to work now. Thanks
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Brian,

At the risk of sounding ignorant (which I do quite well)
did you tighten down the levers on the friction shifters?
I had a problem with my friction levers and it was a simple
matter of tightening down the D ring to increase tension.
Another possibility, is there (was there) a pawl like structure
which held the lever in place when in index mode?
could this have broken/fallen off?

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yah the little pawl with the teeth fell out. i picked up a set of Shimano 600 8 speed downshifters.. Ill set it to friction and all will be good. i dont use SIS on the DT shifters anyways
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