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Frame question about the USB Molly

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by ride26, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. ride26

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    I got a question, I bought a USB Molly ..I started throwing the parts on it today and ran into something odd..I wanted to find another Molly owner to ask if they ran into the same scenario
     

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  2. pHeller

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    so...what's the question?

    there are plenty of Molly owners on the board...no need to ask permission to ask questions. PMing questions just leaves the rest of the world out on something helpful.
     
  3. ride26

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    alright here it is

    I got my hub (110mm BMX odyssey 14mm)
    as you well know most frames are made wider spacing so once the rear wheel is in and than you tighten down the qr or bolt on whatever applys, the frame flexs a bit to tighten in on the hub..in this case with my USB Molly I had to flex the frame the other way..I had to open the spacing wider just to get the hub to fit in..is this normal with the Molly frames?
     
  4. pHeller

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    I've had quite a few steel bikes that were that way. My aluminum ones usually are spaced just right.

    Normal for Molly's? No idea. Anything wrong with it? Doubt it.
     
  5. swerve76

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    Did you buy it used or new?
     
  6. ride26

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    :twitch:used:twitch:


    why?
     
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    Did the previous owner use pegs? The dropouts mmight be pinched or bent. That is what I did to mine.
     
  8. ride26

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    not sure if he did or not...you did that to yours? I assume it is still 100% ride-able
     
  9. swerve76

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    Rides fine, just can be a pain to take the wheel off.
     
  10. ride26

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    well thas glad to hear...thanks for your input
     
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    Cool. Post pics when you get it built.
     
  12. ride26

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    can do
     
  13. Axis

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    Yes on my gen2 frame this was the case. The gen4 frame had more space. It's OK.
     
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    I've had that issue on frame. Not ideal, but it hasn't caused any problems.
     
  15. BikeSATORI

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    yeah, depends on how much you have to stretch it.

    It could also be a result of improper packaging for shipment. If you ship a frame without putting any sort of reinforcement/axle or something into the dropouts, you are definitely not someone who I'd want to buy a frame from. They can EASILY get smashed in from shipment, stacking boxes, etc. Whenever I fly with my bike, I put in an axle too, just in case. Keeps things all square... and no, by the way, I don't have this problem on my Molly either, although I have had the problem with other frames in the past.
     
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    I don't have a lot of experience with used frames but my Molly bought new didn't have the rear do spacing issue. My odyssey rear slid right in.

    Satori, I wasn't aware that by not throwing an axle in the rear do's that there is a chance of the stays getting smashed in during shipping. I assumed it being a steel frame all should be well. I would think that during shipping, being thrown in the truck, moved to a receiving warehouse, re-thrown in another shipping truck and eventually getting to you. That if it were damaged enough to bend the stays that the neglagence on the company's part would be blatenly obvious. Like a demolished box. But I don't have any experience in this area.
     
  17. A Grove

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    Steel tends to "warp" (if you want to call it that...) when welded. Apply heat, and it will get "pulled" to that direction. It happens to frames on occasion... At my LBS - we usually just ask a fellow mechanic for a "courtesy spread" ;)
     
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    I'm gonna ask my wife tonight for a "courtesy spread" and see where that takes me.:brows:
     
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    Thata boyy...
     
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    Im sure it's fine, thats how my mob is.