what are these for

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by busdennis, 9 Feb 2018.

  1. busdennis

    busdennis Über Member

    left over from my recent Giant TCR bike build?

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  2. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

    Looks like the little frame protector supplied that sticks to the frame to take the fd adjuster screw to stop it scratching frame
  3. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

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  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    If I can find my microscope, I'll let you know! :laugh:
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  5. woohoo

    woohoo Veteran

    IIRC, its function is more to do with spreading the load over a larger surface of the frame than to prevent paint scratches My band-on bike doesn't have that screw on the FD and my braze-on bike doesn't need the small plate because the screw rests against part on the braze-on plate
  6. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

    Huntingdon, UK
    It’s used to support the FD during changes by bracing it agaiset the seattube.

    It is only necessary when the FD is a braised-on attachment rather than a band clamped around the seatpost.

    If your FD is attached by a band then you don’t need it - unless you intend to sell the FD at a later date.

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