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    Chris King 1 1/8 Baseplate problem or question

    Hi- I'm in the process of getting parts for a new road bike. So far frame, headset (Chris King) and a Nashbar threadless fork 1 1/8. Today I placed the baseplate on the fork and noticed it doesn't go to the base of the fork - see photo. About 3mm if I were to guess. This doesn't seem correct.

    I get the impression I need a bike shop to mount this?



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    OK from what I've read it needs to me mounted. Some folks use PVC pipes other metal. Is any of this making sense?

    b

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    Ok never mind. Forget about it. I understand what needs to be done.

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    It needs a lot of force to be installed. You can use a hammer and a screwdriver, but I would have a shop install it. For future reference, check parktool.com
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    Crown races (aka base plates for cartridge bearing headsets) are usually a drive fit to seat them on the fork. A few cartridge bearing headsets (some FSA's for example) come with split crown races that can be installed by hand.

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    lube it up, knock it down. hold fork upside down, tap pvc pipe on the ground.

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    Mission accomplished with blisters
    Last edited by 125psi; 07-23-09 at 10:02 PM.

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    Is that a crack in your steerer in that first pic?
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    no that's some goop or something. there's no crack

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