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    X-Post: Jenson USA Bike Build?

    What does this package consist of? I know how to do everything on a bike, except for installing the crankset and bottom bracket. Does a bike from Jenson USA (a Jamis Kromo, in this case) come with the crankset and bottom bracket installed?

    I am about to pull a trigger on this bike, and want to know whether or not to get the bike build. It is free, but I don't want to have to wait another 3 days just for that, if it is stuff that I can do myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    What does this package consist of? I know how to do everything on a bike, except for installing the crankset and bottom bracket. Does a bike from Jenson USA (a Jamis Kromo, in this case) come with the crankset and bottom bracket installed?

    I am about to pull a trigger on this bike, and want to know whether or not to get the bike build. It is free, but I don't want to have to wait another 3 days just for that, if it is stuff that I can do myself.

    Thanks, and Happy holidays,

    Andy
    Crank puller - that's so '03.

    Sometimes when you buy a bike online, you just get a big box full of parts. Other times, you just have to install the front wheel and pedals, and adjust the saddle.

    They take everything out of it's little boxes, slap it together, and put it in one big box for you.

    Headset installation, cut steer tube and install star nut, bleed disc brakes, adjust shifting, true wheels... Lots of specialized tools can go into assembling a bike.

    Probably 3 day to account for scheduling.

    Your best bet would be to call their sales line - they are a helpful bunch.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    Crank puller - that's so '03.

    Sometimes when you buy a bike online, you just get a big box full of parts. Other times, you just have to install the front wheel and pedals, and adjust the saddle.

    They take everything out of it's little boxes, slap it together, and put it in one big box for you.

    Headset installation, cut steer tube and install star nut, bleed disc brakes, adjust shifting, true wheels... Lots of specialized tools can go into assembling a bike.

    Probably 3 day to account for scheduling.

    Your best bet would be to call their sales line - they are a helpful bunch.
    Clever, highdelll. Lmao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Clever, highdelll. Lmao.
    hey, he just copied me ahead of time
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    hey, he just copied me ahead of time
    Happens to me all the time. Honest.
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    but yeah, call them up first thing Monday - nothing's shipping out today regardless.

    I work in processing/shipping for an e-commerce store and on our site we pad our timing for processing/shipping. But if a customer calls us, we can give them a more accurate time-frame.
    Keep in mind, this is probably one of the busiest times for them because EVERYBODY wants their stuff rushed to arrive by Christmas day - so don't get your hopes too far up.

    Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    but yeah, call them up first thing Monday - nothing's shipping out today regardless.

    I work in processing/shipping for an e-commerce store and on our site we pad our timing for processing/shipping. But if a customer calls us, we can give them a more accurate time-frame.
    Keep in mind, this is probably one of the busiest times for them because EVERYBODY wants their stuff rushed to arrive by Christmas day - so don't get your hopes too far up.

    Good Luck!
    I decided that I can be patient. I just ordered it

    My parents are going to buy a house in PA this week (we aren't moving; it will be a vacation house kinda thang) and I will put my other bikes up there along with one of my moms so I have room for this rookie. I'm pretty stoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    ... I will put my other bikes up there along with one of my moms ...
    How many do you have? and how did you chose one over the other?
    One of them has to be heartbroken...

    If you chose your biological mom because she said no to a new bike, but your step-mom said yes - that's kinda lame.
    But if you got treated like Cinderella and chose the step-mom - I'd respect that
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    How many do you have? and how did you chose one over the other?
    One of them has to be heartbroken...
    One of them is the OCC Schwinn Stingray, and the other is a Dick's Sporting Goods special. My moms is an early 1980s, late 1970s Peugeout beach cruiser. (It's all about the sentimental value, my friend).

    I figure that just taking them up there is easier than trying to sell them on CL here. We are going to take up a Uhaul or something over winter break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    One of them is the OCC Schwinn Stingray, and the other is a Dick's Sporting Goods special. My moms is an early 1980s, late 1970s Peugeout beach cruiser. (It's all about the sentimental value, my friend).

    I figure that just taking them up there is easier than trying to sell them on CL here. We are going to take up a Uhaul or something over winter break.
    She sounds young* and french! and tan!
    Sell on CL
    U-haul seems a tad harsh..

    *-By my standards
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    She sounds young* and french! and tan!
    Sell on CL
    U-haul seems a tad harsh..

    *-By my standards
    My dad will be renting one. It will be in good care, trust me. Would you like to sleep back there with the bikes? We are bringing a box spring and a mattress.
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    Jenson bike build

    Recently I purchased a Yeti 575 from Jenson.

    Came completely assembled in a box. All I had to do to take a ride was align/tighten the bar-head, put the wheels on and check-put air in the tires and suspension.

    I did check the fasteners, but didn't find any loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATinkerer
    Recently I purchased a Yeti 575 from Jenson.

    Came completely assembled in a box. All I had to do to take a ride was align/tighten the bar-head, put the wheels on and check-put air in the tires and suspension.

    I did check the fasteners, but didn't find any loose.

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    Was this with or without the Pro-Build?
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    Jenson bike build

    With the 3 day bike build.

    The delivery was actually ahead of the scheduled date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATinkerer
    With the 3 day bike build.

    The delivery was actually ahead of the scheduled date.

    ATinkerer
    Awesome. That makes me feel better about my decision.

    Thanks, and Happy Holidays!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Awesome. That makes me feel better about my decision.

    Thanks, and Happy Holidays!!!
    Check my reply in your other thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATinkerer
    Recently I purchased a Yeti 575 from Jenson.

    Came completely assembled in a box. All I had to do to take a ride was align/tighten the bar-head, put the wheels on and check-put air in the tires and suspension.

    I did check the fasteners, but didn't find any loose.

    ATinkerer

    That's one heck of a box! UPS guy must of been cursing you all day as he worked around that box in his truck Good info!.............Drew

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    Box

    If I recall correctly, about 8 inches thick, 3+ feet high, and about 5 feet long.
    The box was almost as heavy as the bike in it. Lots of padding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATinkerer
    If I recall correctly, about 8 inches thick, 3+ feet high, and about 5 feet long.
    The box was almost as heavy as the bike in it. Lots of padding.

    ATinkerer
    that's obviously not COMPLETELY assembled then
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    She sounds young* and french! and tan!
    Sell on CL
    U-haul seems a tad harsh..

    *-By my standards
    Worthy of Abbott and Costello, highdelll
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    Assembled

    Agreed,

    Not any more difficult than I do anytime I put it in the trunk for transport though.

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