Bicycle Mechanics - 2010 stumpjumper fork install question....can some post the proper sequence of the fo
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10-16-09, 08:08 PM
2010 stumpjumper fork install question....can some post the proper sequence of the fork install? i think i have the thin metal spacers in the wrong place.. or can post a link to a picture schematic.. the reason why i am asking is that i got bike right out of the box and had to assemble it. and they forgot to send the manual and something does not seem right..
10-16-09, 08:42 PM
What brand of headset? You might be able to look up the instructions online.
BTW, who sold you a Specialized without assembling it first? I thought doing that was a no-no.
10-17-09, 04:07 AM
Fox Talas RL, i bought the bike in the box at a the BS while i was out of town... the box was opened by me and the manager ,we took everything out to make sure it was all there.. boxed back up and i was on my way. when i got home i was putting it together and ran into a jam with the fork install..not sure where the metal shims go ..on the top or bottom? i know where the carbon shims or spacers go its the thin metal one in question.. what i need is a part breakdown picture of that fork being installed in the bike tube..
10-17-09, 12:07 PM
Adam, your headset is not a Fox Talus RL. That would be your fork.
Is your bike a full-suspension, FSR Stumpjumper Elite? I looked that model up on Specialized's webisite. The specs say "Campy style cartridge bearings for integrated alloy HT", suggesting that you have a no-name, generic headset of some sort. Nothing wrong w/that, but I wouldn't know where to find instructions for it.
You might though, find the exploded diagram on the following, Cane Creek page to be helpful:
I run Cane Creek S-3 headsets on several of my bikes. The S-3 has a thin, metal shim called a "shim seal". It sits immediately above the compression ring. In my case, working down from the top, I have: top-cap, spacers, top-cover, shim seal, compression ring, bearing.
Bear in mind that what is true for a Cane Creek headset may not be true for what you have. But if I had to hazard a guess, I would put your thin, metal shim on top of the compression ring.
p.s. I recall reading somewhere that the purpose of that metal shim is to allow for some margin for error in the facing of headtubes.
10-17-09, 04:46 PM
10-17-09, 09:30 PM
here are some pictures. does it look normal? i dont think it came with a bottom race cover..
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