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 Hillfinder General

    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

    Location:
    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.

    Graham
     
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