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Death_at_Altitude

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jul 2021
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    He's got back to me: sending the frame back and he'll fix it. Really happy about that - I'd started eyeing up a custom ti frame way too long before retirement age...

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    Just tried it. With a 1mm spacer drive side and x2 1mm spacers non drive, I can get it so that it fits. Except. There's very little of the nubbin that hooks into the drop outs on the non drive side, and the disc isn't parallel with the calliper. That'd screech loud enough to kill those faint of heart if I happened to brake near them...

    Would also have the problem that losing a spacer if I took the wheel out to fix a flat would result in carrying a bike to the nearest train station.

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    Aaah, I see! I'm pretty sure I couldn't fit them in. It's a squeeze getting it in with the extra 2.5mm each side. Could be worth a shot though - I've got a bunch of 0.5mm spacers about the right size in the tool box...

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    Wrong way round, unfortunately - the hub's too big for the frame, not too small! 130mm is standard road size with calliper brakes. Standard road disc size is 135mm.

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    If I'd spent more than £220 on it (shipped!) I'd be bloody livid. More annoyed that I spent 6hrs yesterday sanding and polishing the bloody thing before putting the wheels in! Shame as it was going to be awesome. Was supposed to be taking it to Colourtech tomorrow for a smoke chrome lacquer (hence the sanding/polishing) :(

    Hopefully he'll offer to rectify the situation - a Polish-speaking friend has kindly agreed to help me out if he doesn't get back on email.

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    Worked out what's going on - it's spaced for a 130mm hub. That well known disc hub width...

    Anyone have any experience with Bike Mielec making these kind of errors and getting them resolved at all?

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    And here's the resulting "clearance" for the disc rotor

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    So. Lack of cable routing not the only problem. Entire back end is wonky and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even be able to fit a brake calliper...

    Just emailed Robert. Guessing I'll have to send it back, but hopefully this is something he can fix rather than having to build a whole new frame.

    Bugger.

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    If I can do that, it'd just be a case of brazing a cable boss onto the downtube, which would be fine... Here's hoping!

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