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    Finding a replacement crown race

    I just mangled the crown race of my new Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Pro headset by trying to install it without the correct tool. Is it possible to get a replacement crown race, or do I need to buy a new headset?

    Thanks. Dave

    P.S. I just ordered a Park crown race setting tool, so I will not make the same mistake twice.
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    you can try biketoolsect.com they should be able to help you out . they carry small parts along with tools . they are great peoples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metal_cowboy View Post
    I just mangled the crown race of my new Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Pro headset by trying to install it without the correct tool. Is it possible to get a replacement crown race, or do I need to buy a new headset?

    Thanks. Dave

    P.S. I just ordered a Park crown race setting tool, so I will not make the same mistake twice.
    Do you live near a well stocked LBS? They should have spares kicking around, possibly.
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    I'd just call Ritchey and explain the problem. They might even send you a replacement free just to keep a happy customer.

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    Make sure your fork crown is 26.4 mm and not 27.0 mm. If it's a japanese bike from the 80's it might have a 27.0 crown. I have a Centurion bike and had to get a 27.0 crown race to go with my ritchey logic headset. http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...PRTCRWN/HD2049

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    Quote Originally Posted by dahoss2002 View Post
    Make sure your fork crown is 26.4 mm and not 27.0 mm. If it's a japanese bike from the 80's it might have a 27.0 crown. I have a Centurion bike and had to get a 27.0 crown race to go with my ritchey logic headset. http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...PRTCRWN/HD2049
    Most bikeshops can mill a 27.0 mm (JIS) fork crown race seat down to 26.4 mm (ISO) to take the more common race size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Winthrop View Post
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    Hello DaHoss,
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    Can you tell me what '80s Centurion model you have? And
    would all Centurion models of the '80s have the same crown
    race size of 27.0?
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    I'm interested because I have six Centurions (five Japanese-
    made) from the '80s and, who knows, I may need to change a
    crown race some day.
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    For more on Centurions:
    http://velobase.com/Resource_Tools/A...e-1acc776e9601
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    Thanks.
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    I have a 1989 Dave Scott Ironman. I have no idea if all the Centurions have the J.I.S. sizing on the fork crown but I know for sure mine does. Like the OP, I beat the 26.4 race to death before I realized it wasn't going to fit. Here's my Centurion...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Winthrop View Post
    .
    Hello DaHoss,
    .
    Can you tell me what '80s Centurion model you have? And
    would all Centurion models of the '80s have the same crown
    race size of 27.0?
    .
    I'm interested because I have six Centurions (five Japanese-
    made) from the '80s and, who knows, I may need to change a
    crown race some day.
    .
    For more on Centurions:
    http://velobase.com/Resource_Tools/A...e-1acc776e9601
    .
    Thanks.
    .
    Great link. I have a 1983 Elite 12 that has been modernized. Tange #1 tubing and the thing still rocks. Have to take issue with the pecking order that the LeMans is above the Elite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Winthrop View Post
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    Hi,
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    Nope, the Elite was one step above the LeMans in my '83
    catalog. It's introduction reads:
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    "The light weight, components, and performance of a serious
    racing machine, yet priced only slightly more than the
    LeMans 12."
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    Not Tange #1, though. Tange #2 for the three main tubes and
    "Tange Hi-Tension (fork) blades," according to the catalog.
    Almost certainly Hi-Ten seat and chain stays too.
    .
    There are two Elites on eBay at the moment, a large 1980
    model and a small 1986. A big difference in frame materials
    and components. A comparison demonstrates how models at
    every price point were upgraded at least to some degree
    from year to year.
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    I posted pics and specs for yet another '86 Elite recently
    sold on eBay the other day on the Centurion Serial Number
    Database thread in the C&V forum here.
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    I realized I made a mistake on the tubing on my 1983 Elite 12. It is a small size and has Champion #2. Which I was told, lighter than Champion #1 on the larger models in the same line.

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