Mountain Biking - quick quesstion concerning headsets
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09-26-06, 09:38 AM
whats that little cap on the top called? anyone know where i can find a custom one? thanks!
09-26-06, 09:45 AM
nevermind. i knew what it was all along. i guess headset cap just didn't sound technical enough to me or something. anyways, i've found one with dancing bears on it, but i want one with a stealy. can anyone help me find this?
It's called a top cap I believe
09-26-06, 09:47 AM
It's called simply enough a Top Cap!
There is a company that has a top cap that allows you to install a bottle cap as a decorative cap. Can't remember the name.
Marzocchi has a pretty cool one!
I like my Chris King.
I want a top cap in the form of the Staples (office supply) "Easy" button. Does anyone make one?
09-26-06, 10:55 AM
as always thanks for the quick responses guys! i found the one i was looking for as a matter of fact. well, not the stealy, but i found one with some dancing bears and that is just as cool if you ask me!
Too Rass Goat
09-26-06, 11:23 AM
09-26-06, 12:04 PM
so i have another quick question... i dont really want to start a new thread and waste space so i will just ask it here. whats the difference between a top swing and bottom pull front derailleur? if i ride primarilly single track and xc, which is better for my riding?
09-26-06, 12:14 PM
It all depends on your cable routing and frame geometry.
A top swing derailleur has the seat tube clamp placed low and the derailleur sits on top of it. A lot of full suspension bikes with an interupted seat tube use this type. A bottom swing has the clamp up high and the derailleur kinda hands down below the clamp. A standard triangle frame utilizes this type.
If your cable routing goes down your downtube, around your bottom bracket and then up, you need a bottom pull. If your routing goes along the top tube and down the seattube, you need a top pull.
09-26-06, 12:26 PM
that makes very good sense. you have been more than helpful lately, a2psyklnut. i'm sure this is not the last time the forum will hear from me. happy trails all!
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