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As title says I'm looking for someone with a kind heart and free time
As you may remember me posting, I will be getting a bike from user Skorpn-7, he's sending it in a box so obviously the bike has been partially taken apart. Now, being off a bike for over 12 years I am really not that confident in being able to put it together, I probably can but yeah I'd rather be on the safe side.
So basically I'm trying to find someone who can help/teach me to put it together properly... And around mid october to help/teach me to take it apart again so I could put it in a packing box and take it with me when I go overseas.
Any help is greatly appreciated I can buy you beers or um... bake you some cake/muffins... or um... like a slow roasted pork shoulder as barter? lol Thanks so much guys.
Just trying my luck as I asked at cycle surgery and I was told it'd cost me 100$ to get the bike put together again and tuned up.. and I would have to spend again (although less) to get it taken apart to fit in a packing box.
I think i'd be better off buying what I need to tune it up with that money and with the help of another member just learn to put it together,take it apart and tune it up. Hope that makes sense...
If not the Belco area I dont mind driving out... I can still cook/bake or buy you beers. lol thanks!!
What sort of bike is it? I have the experience and the tools to assemble a road bike (and can call on another experienced bike builder to help if necessary...twizzle, I'm talking about you).
I'm in Kaleen.
Pester me closer to the date and i'll see if i can help you.
thanks guys. its a diamondback zetec x4. skorpn said his missus is sending it out on monday so i should have it by wed or thurs thanks again for all the help guys!
david,that would be great! im just closeby to you. robdog has also offered to help.
Zetecs are nice bikes!!
If you need any mtb assistance drop me a message.
hi steph, yes, i most likely will! I will post up what rick said id have to do to get it back on the road later as im on a mobile phone.. Cant wait!!
Ok so here goes guys. This is what rick mentioned I would need to do to the bike to get it back on the road...
So if that sounds easy enough for anyone then great! I'll work a time out with one of you for next week when it arrives
That is one bizarre disassembly method... removing forks instead of back wheel!?!?
When he says "pre-load the stem to pull the forks to the correct tension" I guess he is talking about tightening the head set?? If you don't do this properly you will completely stuff the headset bearings.
Will be interesting to see what he has done with the headset bits for transport.
Cabling up front end is required.
Shifters have been taken off handlebars?
If the bike shop saw the reassembly instructions I am not surprised at the price they quoted you. If they didn't I bet it would cost even more!!
Nah I just asked for a general price when I asked about getting it done...
You reckon you could help me out with it?
And hopefully when october comes you can help me disassemble it your way to make it easier for me
When mine was boxed it was front wheel off, handlebars removed at the stem and seatpost out
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Large box will allow that Rob. The bike bag I use for travel even allows me to keep the handlebars on, but rotated at the stem so that levers point down, and slid along a bit to reduce overall length of package .
With a smaller box (eg new bikes from factory), I understood standard setup was to remove front wheel, handlebars, seatpost, pedals, back wheel and rear derailleur, but leaving all the cabling still attached to handlebars, derailleur and brakes.
heres what rick said re your question
Thanks for all the offers guys. I'll contact one of you when it arrives either wednesday or thursday. Thanks thanks and thanks!!! I cannot wait!!
threadless headset info
I definitely wouldn't touch the top adjustment screw after you have set the correct tension for the headset. There is no need to back it off.
Make sure you don't tighten up the stem bolts until AFTER you have got the headset tension correct.
I'm gonna have alot to learn although I'm sure the members helping out would know what to do. I just gotta keep my eyes peeled and ears open so I learn and can do it myself when I fly overseas
David, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My mrs went to woolies in belco mall after... I couldnt wait and popped the bike out and biked home as the rain had stopped. lol
Just got done adjusting the steering to straighten it out. And I'll ask Simon for help tmrw re the rear bearing and maybe fine tune the deraillieur. It jumps off the guides sometimes when I go into the highest gears otherwise its running perfect. You were right about the seat too, I think its the most comfy one I've sat on to date. So once again thank you and see you tomorrow!
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