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Old 01-18-08, 05:50 PM   #1
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loose crown race - How much of a problem is this really?

The race will go down all the way and isn't rattling around or anything but it's loose enough to be able to be pulled off with fingers with a little effort. The problem appears to be with the diameter of the race, not the fork.

Is there any solution other than getting a new race? What kind of damage or performance issues could result from using a loose race?
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SHim it or silver loctite.
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what is your fork? what is your headset?
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what is your fork? what is your headset?
It's the stock steel fork for a Spicer standard track frame (same frame as a KHS Flite 100). The headset is a Chris King. 1" threadless fork and headset. The crown race appears to have been installed and deinstalled a few times and measures wider than it should.

I don't mind buying a new one if that's the best way to solve the issue. I'm just curious if there is another way. I'm not sure I understand how shimming it would be done.
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Old 01-18-08, 08:51 PM   #5
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If it were mine, and since you feel like it's the crown race that's distorted (Chris King calls them baseplates), I'd order a new one for $10:
http://www.chrisking.com/parts/baseplates.html

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+1 Chris King:
We offer baseplates in stainless steel and titanium in 1" and 1 1/8" sizes.
Baseplates with undersize bores of up to minus .2mm (-.008") are also available to accommodate non-conforming fork steerer tube mounting dimensions.

If you think the race is out of spec(I think it could be the fork)you could dimple the inside of the race in 4 spots(every 90 degrees)with a punch, sort of a poor mans knurling.
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