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    Missing screw on Tallboy seat tube?

    On the back side of my Tallboy 3 near the bottom of the seat tube there are 2 holes. There is a screw in 1 hole, the other is missing. Is this a big deal? I donít know what these screws are for.

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    Not sure without a pic but it could be that those are for a bottle cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acer66 View Post
    Not sure without a pic but it could be that those are for a bottle cage.
    Here it is.
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    Front defailure mount. Plug that thing with putty, pop a beer and toast to the fact that your bike isnít plagued by such an arcane device.
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    Thank you! Hilarious. That didn't even cross my mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Front defailure mount. Plug that thing with putty, pop a beer and toast to the fact that your bike isnít plagued by such an arcane device.
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    That's a strange place to put the FD mount on the back of the seat tube. I always thought they were on the drive side. It wouldn't be too hard to make a mud guard to mount there if you were so inclined (that's what I thought it was for until I looked it up).
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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    That's a strange place to put the FD mount on the back of the seat tube. I always thought they were on the drive side. It wouldn't be too hard to make a mud guard to mount there if you were so inclined (that's what I thought it was for until I looked it up).
    Oops, well if Iím wrong it wouldnít be the first time. In any case Iím still confident Michigan Man is lucky to not have a front defailure.
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    I'm pretty sure it is one of these odd-ball front derailleur mounts that works with direct mount FD's.Missing screw on Tallboy seat tube?-1496857644_2076_1.jpg

    Either way, Spart is right, embrace the lack of a front derailleur on your bike!
    Silly bike things happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Oops, well if Iím wrong it wouldnít be the first time. In any case Iím still confident Michigan Man is lucky to not have a front defailure.
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    Oh no, you were right. I just found it odd...about the location, not your being right
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