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 Post subject: Roadie build questions.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:59 pm 
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I just horse traded my "way too big Sirrus frame" for a used Roadie frame in my size and I have a few questions for my first post:
What is the most common BB spindle length?
Will a standard seat post clamp work on the thin tube of the roadie?
Has anyone used older RX100 components on this frame? I have a mint set from my 93 Specialized Sirrus.
The drop out measurement seems to be within 1mm with the older bike the smaller of the two, but I am reasonably sure the Sirrus is not a 126mm although it is a 7spd. Will my wheels work?
The plan is to build the Roadie using my Sirrus kit and if I love the Roadie and I am sure I will slowly upgrade the components.
Sorry for all the newbie questions.
Cheers.
Mick


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First of all, congrats on your "new bike". Please let me answer your specific questions:

Spindle Length: The spindle length is tied to the crank you choose, not the frame. Your Roadie has a 68mm wide bottom bracket with English (BSA) threading - most likely the same threading as your RX-100.
Most stuff should work:
> you need a 1 1/8" (28.6mm) front derailleur clamp.
> the head tube on your Gunnar is for a 1 1/8" steerer, while you have a 1" headset. Assuming you can and want to use the fork, there are shims you can buy that allow your 1" headset to fit into the head tube.
> Your Roadie is 130mm spacing. You might see if there's a way to add 2mm of spacers under the hub's lock nut.

An experienced mechanic will come in handy.

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Thanks for all the great info. Johanna from Gunnar also answered some of my questions. Great customer service!
Cheers,
Mick


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