Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Do not answer. I asked this question twice

    Disregard. do not answer. I asked this question twice.
    Last edited by alaskadude; 12-02-2013 at 11:51 PM. Reason: asked question twice

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Since Surly frames are faced prior to painting, it is possible to shave the paint off the head tube and BB shell ends with a carpet knife blade. This usually results in an acceptable result, saving you money, but we still recommend having it done the proper way to ensure longest life from your components.[/QUOTE]

    This statement seems reasonable to me. Personally I'd do it as long as I had handy access to a tool but I wouldn't worry about it if it didn't get done either.

  3. #3
    Fat-tired Roadie
    Reputation: AndrwSwitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    I think it's more important for the head tube. Given what they say, I think removing the paint would be enough for me. If you have easy access to the right tools, facing off the paint is likely to be easier.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sasquatch rides a SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    I've built up a few Surly frames, and I'd suggest doing it. At the least use a razor blade and some fine grit sandpaper on a wooden block to get it down to the metal again. If you have the ability to do it or have it done, do it before building your frame up. It's much easier to bring a frame to the shop, and a lot less work if you haven't already built it up.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    I personally would let the shop hit it, if you've got a decent one nearby. I do almost everything on my bikes at home, but facing is one of the few things I leave to the guys with the right tools. I just consider it part of the deal with a new frame.

Similar Threads

  1. Tool to face Surly fork brake bracket
    By dvzzz in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-03-2013, 09:36 AM
  2. How do you remove this Race Face BB30 bottom bracket adaptor?
    By spunkmtb in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-17-2013, 03:04 PM
  3. Substitute Bottom Bracket for Race Face Evolve
    By jscot111 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-27-2012, 01:35 PM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-27-2012, 10:47 AM
  5. Race Face X-type bottom bracket replacement
    By adrianfleming in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-01-2011, 03:45 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.