Re: [CR]re: paramount track frame on ebay...

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: paramount track frame on ebay...
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:03:46 -0700
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Mark Hoffman wrote:
> I too was questioning the abundant paint on this pricey 'Mount.
> Mostly, it percolated a question that has often plaqued me,
> especially when working on frames someone has just payed a boat-
> load of money to have repainted. That is, the re-facing of the bb
> to remove that generously (and less than precise) layer of paint.
> I always try to be as gradual as I can when I turn the tool and
> tighten the spring, but I always cringe a bit as I am doing it.
> Anyone else experience this and are there any tips or interesting
> experiences?

Since the bottom bracket shell has already been faced, no need to re- face. I've always used a fresh single edged razor to slice off the new paint on the face of the bottom bracket. Comes off very easily, with a nice clean edge to the paint (no chipping).

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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