Sydney LBS that does rear fork spreading

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Sydney LBS that does rear fork spreading

Postby triode12 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:03 pm

Just remeasured the rear forks on my Kuwahara roadie and it is 124mm instead of the 130mm when I first measured it. :(

Does anyone here know of an LBS in Sydney that is skilled in spreading the rear forks to 130mm? And how much might charge to do this?

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by BNA » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:25 am

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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:25 am

Sheldonbrown has instructions some where. Theres a link in my signature

You could try Jim or Peter Bundy perhaps
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Postby europa » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:01 am

I'd get a proper frame builder to do it. I looked into this when I was debating whether to modernise the Europa or not and to be done properly, the frame needs to be strapped down on a jig. Charge was modest but I can't honestly remember the quote for it.

As 'who' - I don't know the Sydney scene, but enquiries at your lbs or racing club should get you started.

As Mike says, Sheldon has a good article on how to do it yourself. Having discussed this with someone who's done it, the results were one widened frame and one ruined frame.

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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:21 pm

Jim Bundy is probably the most experienced person in Sydney. I'm sure there are others.
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Postby triode12 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:39 pm

Hi Mike, Richard,

Thanks for the information.


Mike,

How can I contact Jim Bundy? Does he own a bike shop?

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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:11 pm

Jim Bundy is retired but still does stuff.

I don't have the contact details but I think that Cludence may have them.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:48 pm

I didn't know about Jim Bundy. I'm taking Enzo to Paul Hillbrick at Minto to have the rear stays reset. He thinks it will only cost about $50 - $75, but it's one of his frames that he'll be doing and he's doing some other stuff for me, so it might be different for others.
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Postby triode12 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:20 pm

Hi Pierre,

I called Paul today and he quoted $90 for the job which is a bit too rich for me.

Now, I'm sorta thinking of abandoning the rebuild of the Kuwahara and putting the money into a new Colnago Master X light instead.
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