Bicycle Mechanics - 2008 Jamis Xenith Comp Femme Fork/Headset
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10-12-08, 08:23 AM
I'm trying to replace the fork and headset on my Jamis Xenith Comp Femme 2008. I don't know what I should buy. The Jamis website shows that it's a 1-1/8" integrated headset. Does that mean I can go ahead and buy a fork like the Easton ec70 carbon fiber fork (http://www.eastonbike.com/PRODUCTS/FORKS/09/fork_ec70_%2709.html) and an integrated headset like the FSA Intellaset Pro (http://road.fullspeedahead.com/fly.aspx?taxid=114&layout=product)?
I think what's currently on there is a Cane Creek one but it doesn't have a model number on it.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
10-12-08, 08:25 AM
Why are you replacing the fork and headset on an almost new bike?
10-12-08, 08:30 AM
It's a long story. I bought a frame and when it shipped, it came with a small crack in the downtube section (about 0.125" in diameter). I got the frame warrantied and replaced but I sent the old frame to Calfee to get fixed up. Now I'd like to build this fixed up frame back up. I just don't know which fork/headset to buy.
10-12-08, 08:44 AM
Ok, I was just curious and it might have affected my response. As far as I know, any road fork with the right size steerer tube should work. For the headset, it gets a little more tricky. There are at least a few variations on integrated headsets out there, depending on which headtube size/style you have. I would recommend contacting Jamis and getting a list of all compatible headsets, or at least ones they recommend or what dimension to look for when finding a replacement.
10-12-08, 09:09 AM
Any fork will work. It doesn't matter if it is claimed integrated or standard. The difference is how the crown area is molded for aesthetical reasons.
As far as the headset, pull out the bearings from your other bike and see whats written on the bearing. If it says 36x45 its a cane creek standard headset. if it says 45x45 its campy standard
10-12-08, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the input! I was worried that a fork wouldn't fit for some unforeseen reason. As for the headset, I'll go and measure the frame and make sure that it's a Cane Creek standard. The headsets on the Cane Creek website for integrated systems don't match what's on the bike. That's got me a little worried.
Yeah, I would be asking someone why they were replacing stuff on an almost brand new bike too. I guess I should have included the whole story in the first post. I guess I didn't want to inundate people with details.
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