Old CCM seeks new headset
I have a Canadian made CCM Silver Ghost that I brought back from the dead and ride every day. I know CCM's aren't the prettiest or most refined bikes as far as Classic and Vintage goes but it is unique, fun to ride and I love it. My problem is that someone in this bike's past seems to have tightened the crap out of the headset and severly pitted the races.
I tried replacing the headset with a standart 1 inch threaded unit but the fork crown race wouldn't stay put. It seems that the welded sleeve on the steer tube is slightly smaller in diameter than every other bike in the world. The original race went back on no problem so I don't think the sleeve is worn, just CCM size, perhaps.
Anyone ever run into this problem on a bike like this? Anyone happen to have an old CCM headset sitting in the garage? I'll trade you some french bottom bracket cups!
(cross posted in C&V)