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    Help! Paging fellow Jenson Inbred buyers...

    Hey everybody,

    Just got my 20" Inbred from Jenson. Really beautiful frame, but I noticed that the bottom bracket threads on the drive side don't actually run all the way to the outside limit of the shell. There's about 2-4mm of blank shell before the threads start, and the exposed shell is thinner then the top of the theads, so I can't just cut new threads out. I've attached a picture to make it easier to understand.

    So the question is, is this normal, and if it's not, is it a huge problem?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Sean



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    Bloody hell.

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    mine..

    looks just the same.

    Not sure if its an issue.

    MC


    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Hey everybody,

    Just got my 20" Inbred from Jenson. Really beautiful frame, but I noticed that the bottom bracket threads on the drive side don't actually run all the way to the outside limit of the shell. There's about 2-4mm of blank shell before the threads start, and the exposed shell is thinner then the top of the theads, so I can't just cut new threads out. I've attached a picture to make it easier to understand.

    So the question is, is this normal, and if it's not, is it a huge problem?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Sean



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    BB lockriong

    In my opinion it is not that much of an issue. If you have enough thread left for the BB lockring to screw in nice and tight you should be safe in my opinion.
    Okay you have 3 threads less in comparison with a full threaded tube but I do not tyhink that matters that much.

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    Well if you look at the Shimano BBs the threads do not go all the way out to the face of the fixed cup on the drive side anyway. I don't think it will be that much of a big deal to be missing a few threads right there.
    "Life is a [email protected]#^ing story problem, get used to it - my son.

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    It's completely normal, for now.

    It's the way our builder tells which is the drive side of the shell, so that they don't weld them in the wrong way round!

    However, it does irritate me, so for future production we've changed the design, to a sort of concentric ring on the outside.

    But for now - yes - that's completely normal and not a problem at all.

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    By the way folks, that's Brant, owner/designer of On-One, replying to a message board posting (and email on my end) on a Sunday morning. If you're considering On-One for your next purchase, I think this is a heck of a testament to their customer service and passion for their product.

    Excellent, thanks again Brant.

    Sean

    ps - Brant also does Planet-X, and I'd imagine the service is the same. Kudos.



    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    It's completely normal, for now.

    It's the way our builder tells which is the drive side of the shell, so that they don't weld them in the wrong way round!

    However, it does irritate me, so for future production we've changed the design, to a sort of concentric ring on the outside.

    But for now - yes - that's completely normal and not a problem at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    By the way folks, that's Brant, owner/designer of On-One, replying to a message board posting (and email on my end) on a Sunday morning. If you're considering On-One for your next purchase, I think this is a heck of a testament to their customer service and passion for their product.

    Excellent, thanks again Brant.

    Sean
    Kudos.

    Exactly the reason I got the the Marys and regardless of how my Jenson experiance turns out I'll be getting more stuff from Brant.

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    I love my Planet X ridgeback, I can't say enough good stuff about the Planet X & On one bikes. I am planning on picking up a Split tail next. I am bummed I missed the deal on the sliding dropout Inbred. I have enough "Extra" stuff I could build up a nice Singlespeed with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    By the way folks, that's Brant, owner/designer of On-One, replying to a message board posting (and email on my end) on a Sunday morning. If you're considering On-One for your next purchase, I think this is a heck of a testament to their customer service and passion for their product.

    Excellent, thanks again Brant.

    Sean

    ps - Brant also does Planet-X, and I'd imagine the service is the same. Kudos.
    in this day and age, with so many great choices, it comes down to customer service in large for me. That is why I own bikes from 4 companies who are top notch on the customer service area, who all post (informatively) on mtbr.com, and who are a joy to work directly with. Brant is indeed one of them which is why I now have an On-One bike.
    Last edited by FoShizzle; 01-08-2006 at 03:27 PM.

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    I know it's just a handlebar, but after exactly two days on my Mungo, I'm suddenly a huge fan of On-One. It's a very well-thought-out and well-made piece of gear. Kudos, Brant.

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    Just installed my bottom bracket this morning and it was a cinch. No problems at all and I don't see the lack of a complete thread to the edge to be a long term issue.
    I'm an Inbred...29er that is.

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