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    Can a loose crown race be fixed?

    I noticed this week that the crown race is loose on the fork - normally supposed to be press-fit onto the fork crown. Is the fork trashed? Or is there a fix? It's a full carbon Mizuno fork, and Fondriest Domina headset.

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    It can be fixed, loctite makes a gap filling material and a primer that will fix a loose fit.
    Works great. There is not that much force on the race as far as rotation is concerned.
    If it was a steel crown it could be knurled to make the fit tighter.
    Here is a link to the material: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...ex.shtml?xi=xi

    You will also need to get the primer http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...572021&ccitem=

    PM me I have the stuff in the shop if you are local I will loan it to you. It costs about $75.00+- if you have to buy it.

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    Have you removed the fork to inspect the race? If not, it's possible the crown race is cracked. A new race would be in order if that's the case.

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    ^^^...Some crown races are even split.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    ^^^...Some crown races are even split.
    Yeah, I know. I have an FSA Orbit XL that has a split crown race but it uses cartridge bearings. Also, it isn't loose on the fork. A split, as in broken, race should be distinguishable from split by design race.

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