Re: [CR]Was: Masi GC. Now, boogering up decals....

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 08:23:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Masi GC. Now, boogering up decals....
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <dd.144dec00.2e7313e1@aol.com>


I have to admit I do clamp frame tubes in stands, although I avoid decals and sometimes wrap a towel aroung the tube first, especially if there are exposed cables not inside housing at that part of the frame. It is simply too time-consuming to pull the seatpost, then reinsert it and get the height adjustment right again every time I put the bike in the stand for a brake or deraileur adjsutment. Not to mention damage to the seatpost and possibly the seat clap area of the frame from constant loosening, removal, reinsertion, readjustment and retightening. But then it is different working on one's own bikes than on a customer's.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote: In a message dated 9/10/2004 9:54:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time, smwillis@verizon.net writes:

<< I hung the bike up and later the customer called and asked me to do something to it and all my thoughts about that new decal set went out the window. I lightly clamped the frame did the job and took it back down. Oops no letter S on the bike. >>

Ha! I empathize, we have been through that many times here at CDO. Even clear coated frames can suffer under the most seemingly-careful clamping.Now we absolutely never never clamp a bike on any painted portion, either hanging the nose of the saddle (on a built bike) over the really-made-high Park stands (or my Ultimate Pro stand I use for event support) OR by a seat post (I keep a supply of all the sizes on hand to insert in frames.)

Dale Brown
cycles de ORO, Inc.
1410 Mill Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27408
336-274-5959
fax 336-274-6360
cyclesdeORO.com
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