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Last Post 06/02/2013 03:46 PM by stronzo nonfumare. 27 Replies.
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Keith Richards

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05/30/2013 12:05 PM
Whoops!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
ChinookPass

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05/30/2013 12:35 PM
Is there a proper way to handle these bikes? What kind of stand should be used to hold these for repair?

I still have metal bikes. Just askin'.
Oldfart

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05/30/2013 12:37 PM
Yup. It is OK to clamp like that lightly for a chain lubing but I will bet you dollars to doughnuts the shop erred and squashed the ISP. Giant figured it out really fast and shop bought you a new frame. You have to figure this isn't the first time this has happened. I have a Bontrager branded adaptor: http://bontrager.com/model/07156 that I bought when I bought my wife a Madone. Fits my Giant quite well too. That is the proper way to clamp such a frame and work on it.
Keith Richards

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05/30/2013 12:37 PM


Proper tool for the job.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Pin0Q0

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05/30/2013 01:05 PM
Hey just for the recvord, back in the 90s I cracked my GT full suspension RTS frame. The frame was discontinued so they hooked me up with the new LTS FS bike. I'm on my fourth with them.
stronz

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05/30/2013 01:23 PM
look what Giant sells -- Old, you may be smelly but you know your shihite

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/gear/product/isp.seatpost.clamp.adapter/556/38755/

guess I will buy the shop one as a gift.
79pmooney

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05/30/2013 03:41 PM
My favorite workstand: Rope with a loop hanging from the rafters. Bike goes on and off really easily. When I need to wrench something, I put wheels on and lean it against my shop table. When the stand isn't being used, it occupies zero floor space. (I routinely lean my bike against the mechanics bench right under my "stand" as I prepare for rides.)

When I get to use real stands, I inevitably come home to my simple one and think "This is just plain easier." And I love how kind it is to paint and decals.

I haven't gone CF yet. Every bike I have ever owned could be clamped solidly by the seat tube, but I do have two diameters of seat tube so I'd be adjusting between bikes.

Ben
stronz

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05/31/2013 08:35 PM
Back in Business!

Oldfart

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06/01/2013 12:29 AM
Gotta like that eh!
stronz

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06/01/2013 11:36 AM
Indeed I do! had them cut the seat tube a tiny bit lower than old frame. felt absolutely great riding it today. the ride is so responsive, but damped due at least in part to the seat mast and where the seat stays meet it. really imparts some damping. anyway I'm very happy with it. no clamping for this puppy
madvax

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06/01/2013 11:00 PM
Glad it worked out for you stronz. Sounds like top notch support.
tommaso

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06/02/2013 02:49 AM
Posted By stronzo nonfumare on 05/30/2013 11:30 AM
I found a pic I took at the lbs of my bike being built up. It tells the story I think. It is exactly at the clamping point that the crack occurred. Coincidence?

Clamping the seat post this way totally looks scary to me...I wouldn't do that at home. Still, your story is a good one. Use that Giant well. Oh, and I've seen your saddle tilt before and it still shocks me. Whatever works.

stronz

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06/02/2013 03:46 PM
funny T i was thinking my seatpost almost looked normal in that photo -- probably need to angle it abit further down. But it does feel right to me. I know its a bit unorthadox. still... keeps me riding and thats a good thing.
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