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    performance aluminum frame headset question

    i've been futilely trying to contact performance to get this infromation to no avail. does anyone know what type of headset this frame takes? would any 1 1/8" threadless work? a la something like this?

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...00_20000_64502

    thanks in advance
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    Looking at the picture and reading between the lines, where it doesn't mention integrated or hidden headset, I'd say it's a conventional 1-1/8" pressed in headset. Threaded or threadless depends on the fork, and stem used. Either way, these are highly standardized and all the same dimensions, so feel free to buy the headset of your choice.

    You'll need a few tools to press on the fork crown, and frame cups.

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    so choosing an integrated hs... is okay?
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    Yes yes. Next time when I post about how I was riding in Belgium and was complimented by Fabian Cancellara and was invited to Saxo-Bank, you'll all know that by Belgium I mean Bumtown KY, by Fabian Cancellara I mean a creepy old dude, and by Saxo-Bank I mean his house. And knowing all that, you'll still whole-heartedly congratulate me on my extraordinary achievement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunner View Post
    so choosing an integrated hs... is okay?
    No, no, no, no....

    Quite the opposite, you need any conventional press fit 1-1/8" headset.


    An integrated headset is specifically what you cannot use, which is just as well because these are not as standardized and you'd have go back to the company and find out which you need.
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    okay, gotcha... find a non integrated/hidden headset for 1 1/8" headtube. now another question, i have a fork with a carbon steerer...

    what exactly do i need to get this working aside from the headset (i assume a compression plug)
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    Yes, you'll need a compression plug, unless the fork comes with one. You'll heed a headset press, and fork crown setter to seat the crown race and headset cups. These are pricey and not used much, so you might be better off letting the LBS do that part of the job, or finding a buddy who already has the tools.

    You'll probably need need to cut the steerer down, so a fine blade hacksaw 32-48tpi, or an abrasive blade like those used for ceramic. You can use 2 hose clamps to make a guide for a straight cut, and some emory on a block to smooth the top when you're done. You should also seal the cut end with some touch up paint, or nail polish.

    That covers the essentials, though you might also want extra spacers besides the few that usually come with the headset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Yes, you'll need a compression plug, unless the fork comes with one. You'll heed a headset press, and fork crown setter to seat the crown race and headset cups. These are pricey and not used much, so you might be better off letting the LBS do that part of the job, or finding a buddy who already has the tools.

    You'll probably need need to cut the steerer down, so a fine blade hacksaw 32-48tpi, or an abrasive blade like those used for ceramic. You can use 2 hose clamps to make a guide for a straight cut, and some emory on a block to smooth the top when you're done. You should also seal the cut end with some touch up paint, or nail polish.

    That covers the essentials, though you might also want extra spacers besides the few that usually come with the headset.
    fork is used, so i'm on my own there, as far as the tools... my friend works in a bike shop and swears by rubber mallot, two pieces of wood, and an oversized clamp. i'll let him play with that.

    as far as the steerer, it's already been cut to 200 mm so i doubt i'll need many spacers (zero stack baby!). sounds like i'm 90% solid on what i need. thanks again.
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