Just curious to see how many people actually get a new build/re-painted frame faced?
Always. I also run a tap through the bidon mounts and any rack/guard eyelets.
B: i knew you would mate =) But is that because youve had issues with non-faced headtubes/bb? or because its what you’re ‘suppose’ to do?
It takes so little time to do and ensures your bearings aren’t misaligned, why wouldn’t you (unless it’s a total beater)?
Not a huge deal for cartridge BBs as the cart shell holds both bearings in line, but much more important for cup/cone & ext cups.
I did it myself on my current build. I’m pretty sure I did a shit job. But I’m also not entirely fussed. The $14 headset can’t be that good anyway