This is my second build - however first time round I was smart enough to get the LBS to install the HS grrrrrrrrrrrr
Building up one of these units http://www.smartcycles.com/zar/db_zona_red_white.jpg and without doing any research just bought a Cane Creek S2 1" threadless HS. The Cane Creek website mentions "materials: cups. steel crown race with integrated rubber seal. replaceable sealed steel cartridge bearings. neoprene bearing seals", but the Cane Creek install notes do not mention anything about these neoprene bearing seals.
You can see my problem in the photo, the bottom bearing will not seat in the race. So I'm thinking perhaps this phantom bearing seal could fix the problem but the install notes don't mention it and it looks weird if I sandwich it between the race and the bearing.
Do you think I have just bought the wrong HS for this fork? I would have thought 1" threadless HS's are all the same?
Thanks for any words of wisdom for noob bike builder.
Kerry from Oz.