01-26-06, 12:22 PM
I'm replacing the old school threaded steel fork and headset on a '70s Raleigh with a NOS steel Tange threaded fork and a Shimano 105 headset with sealed cartridge bearings. I chose the Shimano 105 primarily because it had the right stack height. I wandered down to the LBS to have the fork milled and the crown race mounted. They told me that since I was using a headset with cartridge bearings rather than loose bearings, that it was unnecessay to have the fork milled and crown faced. I just needed to have the crown race pressed on and I am ready to go. Being a skeptic by nature I thought I would get a second opinion from the doctors here. Are they correct?