I have recently acquired a Litespeed Ghisallo frame and I am now in the process of assembling the bike around it.
There are three issues I ran into up to now and I would like to ask for advice:
1. The inner diameter of the head tube (the lower part) is 33.75 while the ID that is mentioned on the Cane Creek AER headset is 33.90. The one solution would be to ream the head tube to a larger ID, however there doesn't seem to be much material available even though it is only 0.15 mm we are talking about.
This is not a new frame, i have bought it second hand, so it had obviously already had headsets installed. I wonder how they did it.
What would you advise me to do?
2. The rear brake support tube is round, does not have plane surfaces as usually. As far as I know these frame were delivered by Litespeed with a set of concave washers that have to be installed each side of the tube. Because my frame didn't have I looked around and found these:http://www.reditopedi.com/1-2-moon-wash ... c58-bg-10/
The question is however if these would be the right size for the tube on the Ghisallo frame?
Also the above product description doesn't mention that there would be 2 different ones available, with different hole diameters for the brake axle and the brake nut, so I am bit skeptical about it.
I also consider making my own washers, however that would be a bit of a hassle given that I do not own a machine shop.
Any help locating a set of washers that would help me solve this issue is highly appreciated.
3. The plan is to use a braze on front derailleur and for that I bought the 34.9 mm Ratio carbon clamp. However when I installed the clamp and the front derailleur the clamp was not sitting tight on the seat tube when I had completely tightened the screw. It turns out the seat tube diameter is 34.8 mm!
Anyone else experienced this on their Ghisallo frame? If yes how did you solve it?
I am planing to either add a carbon layer inside the clamp or to file away some material from the clamping section (where the screw is) in order to shorten it's length and achieve a tighter fit.
Any other idea that allows me to easily solve this issue is highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.