my frame build-up writeup

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  1. Dave Wilson

    Dave Wilson Guest

    In the search for the proper fitting bike I built up my third frame this weekend. It went pretty
    smoothly, but the first couple times I did it went slow, and I could have used some kind of guide
    from the internet. So I used the digital camera to photograph everything, and put a writeup at

    http://www.davewilson.cc/Bike/FrameBuild

    I got all the info I needed on individual components from Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike
    Maintenance, but there was no document talking about how to put it all together.

    Dave Wilson
     
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  2. Looks like you did a pretty good job here, Dave.

    I noticed one thing in the text that I wondered about:- "Then I stuck in the bottom bracket and
    screwed it in, making sure to remember that the right side is right-hand threaded. Then I put in the
    other side. I knew what size bottom bracket to use because I "

    Are you sure that wasn't a LEFT hand thread?

    You really did a good job with the photos, too.

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    Lewis.

    http://tinyurl.com/r3r6 .........................

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    "Dave Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In the search for the proper fitting bike I built up my third frame this weekend. It went pretty
    > smoothly, but the first couple times I did it went slow, and I could have used some kind of guide
    > from the internet. So I used the digital camera to photograph everything, and put a writeup at
    >
    > http://www.davewilson.cc/Bike/FrameBuild
    >
    > I got all the info I needed on individual components from Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike
    > Maintenance, but there was no document talking about how to put it all together.
    >
    > Dave Wilson
     
  3. Serg

    Serg Guest

    nice work dave! nice pix. like the previous poster said-are u sure the drive side is not
    "left-threaded" ?

    "Dave Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In the search for the proper fitting bike I built up my third frame this weekend. It went pretty
    > smoothly, but the first couple times I did it went slow, and I could have used some kind of guide
    > from the internet. So I used the digital camera to photograph everything, and put a writeup at
    >
    > http://www.davewilson.cc/Bike/FrameBuild
    >
    > I got all the info I needed on individual components from Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike
    > Maintenance, but there was no document talking about how to put it all together.
    >
    > Dave Wilson
     
  4. SOLID man.. Makes me wish I was building a bike right now!! :) The best thing about building a bike
    like that from the ground up is that YOU know exactly how it went together. You know that you
    greased what needs to be greased, and tightened what needs to be tightened. You can really put a lot
    of extra love into the bike that some shops just wouldn't bother to
    do..

    Mike http://mikebeauchamp.com

    "Dave Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In the search for the proper fitting bike I built up my third frame this weekend. It went pretty
    > smoothly, but the first couple times I did it went slow, and I could have used some kind of guide
    > from the internet. So I used the digital camera to photograph everything, and put a writeup at
    >
    > http://www.davewilson.cc/Bike/FrameBuild
    >
    > I got all the info I needed on individual components from Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike
    > Maintenance, but there was no document talking about how to put it all together.
    >
    > Dave Wilson
     
  5. Grease or antisieze inside the left side BB cup??

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  6. Dave Wilson

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    "serg" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<w%[email protected]>...
    > nice work dave! nice pix. like the previous poster said-are u sure the drive side is not
    > "left-threaded" ?

    Well, it was on the right-hand side of the bike, so I figured it was right-hand thread. No, you both
    are correct and I have updated the web page. Thanks for spotting that.

    Dave
     
  7. Jeff Starr

    Jeff Starr Guest

    [email protected] (Dave Wilson) wrote in message
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    > In the search for the proper fitting bike I built up my third frame this weekend. It went pretty
    > smoothly, but the first couple times I did it went slow, and I could have used some kind of guide
    > from the internet. So I used the digital camera to photograph everything, and put a writeup at
    >
    > http://www.davewilson.cc/Bike/FrameBuild
    >
    > I got all the info I needed on individual components from Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike
    > Maintenance, but there was no document talking about how to put it all together.
    >
    > Dave Wilson

    Hi, although I'm a road bike guy, I found your write up to be informative and very well done.
    Thank you, Jeff
     
  8. Diablo Scott

    Diablo Scott Guest

    Ahh yes, had a very similar experience about this time last year, I kept a journal about it but
    didn't have a digicam to make a nice web page like you did... nice job. BUT I think you got the part
    about the pedal threads wrong also. Left pedal is reverse threaded.
     
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