Quite Fond(riest) of this frame

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  • Measure your bars with a venier caliper when they arrive, there might be some tolerance?

  • Yeah I will do, they are listed as 26mm and the 3t stem is definitely 25.4mm (I scratched the hell out of my Pro Forma bars trying to mount it). I'll probably just have to wait for the Murex, but I'm not in a rush - it'll take me a while to build the rest of the bike, once the BB and headset are on.

  • Cleaning up some bits

  • If the stem is the chrome one you posted before then it looks like it's made of steel. You should be able to open up the bar hole with no risk of fatigue. One option (I think from Sheldon) is to reverse the bolt so it is screwing in from the back, put a coin across the hole so the bolt screws into the coin and use that pressure to ease the stem open a bit wider.

    I think you can also do this with alloy stems but I personally wouldn't as I like my teeth as they are...

  • Thanks for the advice! I've done a bit of checking and apparently it is steel, a 3ttt Chromix Corsa Plus. So when the new bars arrive I'll try Sheldon's technique (perhaps after practising on my old, now scratched bars, first).

  • Managed to get them on, thanks for the tip @Momentum. Of course, I scratched them, but I think that was inevitable.

  • bar/stem combo looks ace! looking forward to seeing it all built up

  • Beautiful combination. Interested to see how transition to shifters will look like.

  • Glad it worked out! Stem/bar combo looks awesome and will suit the frame really well

  • OK. I seem to have encountered my first issue. The new bottom bracket has been installed and unless I am being a total idiot (quite possible) the crank on the drive side seems to be way too close to the frame.

  • I notice the older Daytona bottom bracket had a choice of 111mm and 115mm spindle lengths. This (brand new) Centaur one is 111mm. Could I be that unfortunate and this frame needs the 115mm? @macaroon this is exactly what you were referring to, isn't it?

  • Nice frame! Hard to see from the pics but if that’s the big chainring - should it be mounted on the ‘outside’ of the crank/spider? - might give enough clearance?

  • @sharpeleven I owe you a beer! In my excitement to get the bike put together I hadn't noticed that the big ring was incorrectly mounted - well spotted and thank you. I've corrected it and now...

  • ....there is clearance! The small ring is very close to the frame though.

  • One problem down, another appears.

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Quite Fond(riest) of this frame

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