Shop to strip and build frame in Wakefield/Leeds

Squillinossett
Squillinossett Posts: 1,678
edited January 2011 in Road buying advice
HELP: I was due to take my frame into GTP in wakwefield to have my existing bike stripped and built onto a new frame, but it seems the chap who owns the shop is AWOL.

So, i need a shop in the area that can do this job without costying the earth (evans im looking at you)

NEEDS to be dont this week as Ihave somone collecting old frame this weekend!

Cheers

Comments

  • nochekmate
    nochekmate Posts: 3,460
    TBH it's not a difficult DIY job and well worth doing just for future reference. Lots of youtube videos available and a frame could be stripped easily in less than an hour (assuming you have a few tools to do the job).

    Save the money paying the LBS and buy the tools - only need a few allen keys and BB removal tool.

    Go on try it - a couple of years ago I wouldn't really have known where to start but enjoy doing such work now.

    Same goes for building your bike back up - takes a bit longer but is well worth it, if only to know how things are working/repairs in the future.
  • You want to give a job like that to a shop!?

    I thought Bob Jackson Cycles were based in Leeds. I thought everyone knew that.
  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
    Save the money. Buy a copy of Zinn and some tools and you'll never need to take your bike into a shop ever again.
  • I would consider it, but I need the headset pressing, and also do not havea torque wrench
  • These guys know their spanners and just a quick jaunt up the M62....

    Cycle Gear
    7-11 New Rd
    Halifax
    HX1 2LH

    info@ukbikesdepot.com
    Telephone
    (01422) 344602
    Opening Times
    Monday - Saturday 9:00-5:30
    Sunday 10:00-4:00
  • I would consider it, but I need the headset pressing, and also do not havea torque wrench

    The first one is a good reason, but hey, not the second.
  • Squill its easy to do the job withut headset press or torque wrench.Youtube is your friend all the vids to teach you the easy way to build a bike.
  • FransJacques
    FransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Tools? with 4mm and 5mm allen keys you can take off most components.

    5mm will do:
    - rear & rear deraillerus and anchor bolt
    - front and rear brakes and anchor bolts
    - seatpost (could be 4mm)
    - stem and bars - this will get the forks off as well if aheadset
    - bottle cages (could be 4mm)
    That was 5 mins max.

    Screwdriver and hammer:
    - to tap the headset cups out (if it has any)
    - break the chain (or use pliers) never recycle a chain they're too cheap you probably needed a new one anyway
    That was another 3-4 mins

    Ok, so you're now left with a frame with a crankset on it:
    - If it's Shimano from the last 5-8 years many you need a 5mm allen key plus a plastic end cap remover. The end cap remover is proprietary and the first non-std tool.
    - if it's shimano and >5-8 years you need a 8mm allen key as long as the extractor caps are in
    That was another 3 mins.

    Ok, after 20 mins you're left with a bare frame and a BB - take *that* to the shop - £20 max.
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • Squill i`m an hours drive from your gaff. Come over saturday bring your bike bits etc and i will do the job.For a tub a high five 4.1 energy powder :wink: cheap at ribble at the minute How`s that sound
  • andy162
    andy162 Posts: 634
    Racescene in Barnsley...not too far from Wakey.
  • Carbon copy, thanks for the offer! Managed to strip it all myself, bar the crank, can't work it out? So gonna have a crack myself, but get the headset put in
  • nochekmate
    nochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Carbon copy, thanks for the offer! Managed to strip it all myself, bar the crank, can't work it out? So gonna have a crack myself, but get the headset put in

    Good man! I hope that you enjoyed the experience - what model's the crankset?
  • S350, does not seem to be selfvextracting one as no cover bolt, just one 8mm screw. The bolt won't move, even with disassembly gas spray, 8mm Allen key...
  • Good luck Squill it will be good to see it all together.Take your time
  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    Surely it's a self extracting bolt on the left hand crank? Just keep going anti clockwise - it goes loose, then tight again, then off.
  • Still cant get it off, its stuck fast.

    I have dropped both frames off at the shop, as I need the headset installing and steerer cutting anyhow, so let him get the crank off for me! getting him to tighten the bottom bracket as well, so no need to buy a new tool set (yet)