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Old 06-17-09, 09:38 PM   #1
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Headset installation

I just acquired a new frame (from Nashbar). To install a new headset, do I need to have my LBS reface the head tube and machine the fork (new from Rock Shox)? Thanks the your advice in advance.
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Old 06-17-09, 10:50 PM   #2
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I'd worry more about making sure that headtube is properly faced than the fork's crown seat, but if you are going to have a shop do the install just make sure they do both (and are capable of doing both). Some frames come properly faced, but I wouldn't expect a Nashbar frame to be prepped properly.
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Nashbar frames do need to be properly faced IME.
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Thanks for all the advice.
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