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    Installing Look fork

    I recently bought a Look (555) frame from ebay which came with an HSC5-SL fork and integrated headset. I'm okay with the top of the head tube (it's like my Cannondale except the star nut is held in with a wedge type device); my question is between the bottom of the head tube and the fork.

    There is a piece which fits in the bottom of the head tube (sort of a cup to accept the sealed bearing unit), and of course sealed bearing which seats in it. Fine. But the sealed bearing just sits directly on the fork? As I understand it, the type "L" forks have the 'fork cone' molded into the the CF. But it just looks odd to me - there is quite a gap.

    Anyone have experience with these?

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    Im assuming you have built up the front end and adjusted the headset. The 'fork cone' aka crown race on this fork is molded cf instead of a seperate press fit alloy piece. How much of a space is there? Its normal for there to be a bit of a gap in this design...Worry not, ride on

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    Senior Member jazzy_cyclist's Avatar
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    ^^^ Haven't built it yet - just fiddling with the pieces. From recollection the gap is about 1/4"+. I will try to post pix if that would help.

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    I just came across this article which explains it: VeloNews article.

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