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Old 07-13-09, 08:43 PM   #1
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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?

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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

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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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