HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:11 pm
Posts: 84
1) Tools
2) Youtube

Seriously. That is ALL you need.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:53 pm
Posts: 90
Nice step by step here: http://www.flocycling.com/buildabike.php easy.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:15 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:51 am
Posts: 1720
winky wrote:
1) Tools
2) Youtube

Seriously. That is ALL you need.


You forgot the most important things:

i) Patience ( lots and lots of it ... )
ii) Time ( when you do not have a fixed set dateline for completion since you are learning from essentially 'zero') otherwise (i) will be compromised.

But YES, generally speaking most of the normal wrenching processes can be found via Google and Youtube. The appropriate tools can be found via Parktool's extensive webpage ( though generic equivalents on the market are usually more than enough as opposed to buying exclusively Park's )


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:53 am
Posts: 344
The Park tool web site, has a lot of info on how to repair stuff too!

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

Don't rush, when you have to rush is usually when things "go wrong"

C


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:28 pm
Posts: 380
+1 on getting a workstand. It makes life so much easier.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:24 pm
Posts: 91
bikewithnoname wrote:
EPS will make the installation easier, no need to spend time fannying about with derailleur adjustment.


Me thinks you haven't actually installed an EPS system. There are just as many derailleur adjustments to be made with electronic shifting as with mechanical shifting (limit stops, indexing trimming, B spring tension, front derailleur height and rotation). The main difference is that for index trimming, you push buttons on an electronic system and turn a barrel adjuster on mechanical systems.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Posts: 651
Location: Reading, UK
EPS plus a high-end frame and components seems to me to be an Uber-expensive arena for learning how to assemble a bike. Can't you find something more prosaic for learning the basics on?

Not that I'm saying it's beyond you because I am sure it is not, just that there a multitude of traps to fall into - the things you don't know you don't know.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:16 am
Posts: 82
Location: United States
I built one for the first time over the winter and was glad that I did. Process took me about 5 hours tops over a couple of days Most of this was derailleur adjustment (PITA). I was also just trying stuff, learning, degreasing, re-lubing, taking pictures, and weighing all my parts. In the process, I learned that my chain had a small fracture in one of the links.

It wasn't a new build, but a parts swap from one frame to another. It was really fun. I think I could probably complete the process in about 3 hours now, and will only get better over time. I spent about $150 in tools I didn't have, but it would have cost $100 for a shop to do the build. Now I have the tools and can do as many builds as I want. This more than pays for itself. I say go for it and have fun!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:51 pm
Posts: 299
The most difficult areas are the

1) headset e.g if you need a headset press to install it
2) cutting the fork steerer tube
3) bottom bracket, if it is a press fit you may require a bb press to fit it, most screw in bb's require a tool to engage the casing


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:08 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:58 am
Posts: 504
I am installing a SR EPS system on my Tarmac and if you get the derailleur stiffener, you will need a small allen wrench [2 or 2.5mm, I believe]. From my local shop, they indicated if you are carefull, you will not need the tool to disconnect the cables for the EPS system. You will need something to run the cables too. Campy does have some magnet tool to assist you if you want to buy that. T25 Torx. Cable cutters for bikes cutters are much better than just regular wire cutters.

As for adjustments, the EPS adjustments are easier since there are no cables that need to be adjusted/routed. The other adjustments are similar to a mechanical system.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bogan, Hastur, Jaroslaw and 36 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Ten cheap and easy ways of removing weight.

in Road

lima92

0

773

Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:59 am

lima92 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Light bike or stiff bike?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

Kermithimself

32

2622

Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:19 pm

06SpiceRed View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My next bike. SL3 or SL4?

in Road

Iamspecialized

13

921

Sat May 17, 2014 6:34 am

mpulsiv View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New TT bike

in Road

msl1985

12

1758

Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:44 pm

Grill View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bike traveling box

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

michel2

32

1899

Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:16 pm

FIJIGabe View the latest post


It is currently Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:34 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB