Headset Race Fit Problem-is this common? intro!
Hey everyone this is my first post. Nice to meet you.
I have a used threaded Campy headset that I am pressing into an Italian Benotto track frame. Strangely, both head races slid into the headtube almost all the way and the crown race could almost be pushed on the fork by hand! I took the headset press to the head races and the lower head race is pressed into the headtube just fine but the upper head race can still be pulled out by hand with a little wiggling! Is this common? Didn't think so.The few headsets I've pressed in have been a very tight and precise fit.
My only thought is that this Super Record Campagnolo headset is J.I.S. sized?! What?! If that were the case what explains the proper fit of the lower head race and crown race?
What would happen if I chose to ride the bike with a upper headset race like this? I feel like the upper bearings and adjustable race would keep the upper race "pressed" in but if the race should come loose even by a fraction of a millimeter would I end up with a loose steerer and damaged headset?