Re: [CR]Damage at Bike Shops

(Example: Production Builders:Tonard)

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 08:40:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Damage at Bike Shops
To: "richardsachs@juno.com" <richardsachs@juno.com>, tullio@TheRamp.net
In-Reply-To: <20040910.082200.10767.598401@webmail04.nyc.untd.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

So Richie, what do you think should be done with production frames, even fairly expensive ones, which are often not faced before painting? Sounds like your methods are for correcting slight imperfections on custom frames rather than huge HS gaps on production frames.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

"richardsachs@juno.com" <richardsachs@juno.com> wrote:

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-- Todd Kuzma wrote:


"If the paint job ain't great, you can get that same chip when you face the head tube. In this case, I'd be more inclined to blame the painter for that chip than the shop. Of course, the shop should have faced the head tube for proper fit of the headset."

i would never face a head tube or bb or use a facer/cutter on a frame after it's painted. i use either an exacto blade or light/worn sandpaper back by a flat file.
e-RICHIE
chester, ct