Opinion: Build-up Order



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Mark Robinson

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Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested
plan of attack?
 
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Pete Biggs

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Mark Robinson wrote:
> Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
> headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested
> plan of attack?

Cranks before front der. Order of the rest of it hardly matters. You do what you like.

Don't shorten cables too much to start with, and grease everything.

~PB
 
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Pann McCuaig

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Mark Robinson wrote:

> Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
> headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested
> plan of attack?

I did this recently (road bike) and kept notes. First time for me so I just did what seemed to
make sense.

Headset Fork Wheelset Stem and Bar Seatpost and Saddle Shift Levers (downtube) Bottom Bracket
Crankset Rear Derailleur Front Derailleur Pedals Chain Derailleur Cables Brakes Brake Levers
Brake Cables

Obviously, YMMV.

Luck, Pann
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Mike S.

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"Mark Robinson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
> headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested
> plan of attack?
>
>
I generally try and start at the front of the bike and move towards the back.

Mike
 
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Trent Gregory H

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On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Sheldon Brown wrote:

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> > Mark Robinson wrote:
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> >>Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
> >>headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested
> >>plan of attack?
>
> Sheldon "Squash The Cable Caps So The Flats Are In Line With The Air Flow" Brown

Sheldon,

Since my top gear is only a 48x12, would doing this help me catch Eddy Merckx in our next sprint to
the frites stand?

Trent, dreaming of the Low Countries
 
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Sheldon Brown

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> Mark Robinson wrote:
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>>Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
>>headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested
>>plan of attack?

Pete Biggs wrote:

> Cranks before front der. Order of the rest of it hardly matters. You do what you like.
>
> Don't shorten cables too much to start with, and grease everything.

Brake calipers/cantilevers before wheels, except for final tighening of caliper mounting bolts.
Easier to swing the wrench when the wheels aren't in place.

For STI bikes, install the brake cables, then tape the bars, then install the gear cables.

On the stand, I install the stem noticeably crooked so I'll remember to center and tighten it after
the wheels are in.

Grease everything.

Sheldon "Squash The Cable Caps So The Flats Are In Line With The Air Flow" Brown
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Qui Si Parla Ca

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mark-<< Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested plan
of attack?

Frameset been prepped? faced and all threads chased?

I do the BB, the HS, the crank, the fork, the ders, the brakes...doesn't really matter as long as
the stuff is installed correctly...

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(303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
 
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Paul Kopit

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Seatpost to clamp the bike. Rear derailleur and brakes. Bars, stabalized so they don't swing and
contact toptube. Shifters with cables. Housing attached with some electrical tape to bar. Cables
attachment. Rear wheel with cassette. Size chain over big-big combintaion. Attach front derailleur
to frame and cable. Install chain. Adjust derailleurs. Install front wheel. Adjust brakes front and
rear. Tape the bars.

On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 00:58:20 GMT, "Mark Robinson"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Is there a best or most logical order in building up a bike from a naked frame? I have the
>headset and fork installed and the bottom bracket it. What's next? Breaks? Der's? Any suggested
>plan of attack?
 
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Sheldon Brown

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I wrote the invaluable advice:

"Squash The Cable Caps So The Flats Are In Line With The Air Flow"

trent gregory hill wrote:

> Since my top gear is only a 48x12, would doing this help me catch Eddy Merckx in our next sprint
> to the frites stand?

I can't guarantee that this will let you catch Fast Eddy, but can assure you that if you _don't_ do
it, you won't have a chance!

Sheldon "Attension To Detail" Brown +-----------------------------------------------+
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| it and make the most of it. | --W.S.Gilbert |
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617-244-9772 FAX 617-244-1041 http://harriscyclery.com Hard-to-find parts shipped Worldwide
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Paul Kopit

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Nope, No cable ends. Brush Crazy glue on ends of cut cable.

>I wrote the invaluable advice:
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>"Squash The Cable Caps So The Flats Are In Line With The Air Flow"
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>trent gregory hill wrote:
 
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Mark Hickey

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Paul Kopit <[email protected]> wrote:

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>Nope, No cable ends. Brush Crazy glue on ends of cut cable.

NO, no, NOOOO! The inevitable wrinkles in the glue's surface set up a nasty standing wave of eddy
currents in the air flowing over the ends of the cable. This swirling 1mm wide mass of disturbed air
plays havoc with the airflow over your shaved calf.

Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
 
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