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Join Date: Oct 2009
Bikes: '09 Fuji Team; '11 PedalForce QS3
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Getting Headset Right
I am sorely lacking in knowledge of headset specs. This was proven when, during a recent component upgrade on my '09 Fuji Team Carbon, I purchased a carbon headset (1 1/8" integrated) to go along with the carbon theme that I was pursuing with other components. Turns out that the Cane Creek IS-8 that I purchased featured 36/45 bearings, and I needed 45/45.
A look on the Cane Creek site didn't help since the headset fit finder feature required data that I don't know and could not find on the Fuji site.
Googling the model number of the headset that came on the bike, VP-A46ACM, revealed that that headset is actually manufactured by VP components under license with Cane Creek. Thing is, on the headset FAQs of the VP site it states:
• Which Integrated Road headsets are the same size as Campagnolo's?
& VP-A46RCM (41.8 mm Outer Dia. bearings / 42 mm Inner Dia. head tube).
This seemingly implies that the bearings are Campy compatible. Would this be correct for a Fuji Team? If so, then I should be shopping for a replacement that is Campy compatible, right?
I'm looking at FSA alternatives here http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...layout=product
, specifically the Orbit CF or Orbit CE Plus.
Am I on the right path? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.