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Old 03-08-10, 10:04 PM   #1
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Time for a new crown race?

Ok,

So I am putting on my first crown race and, as expected, it's not going great. It is almost flush but it is dinged up pretty good with some good divots in it. should i just grease it up and go with it or start looking for a new one?

Opinions are appreciated.

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A damaged crown race = garbage.
Should have paid a shop $5 to bang it on with the proper tool for you.
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New fork race time.
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Sweet,

Thanks.
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Ok,

So I am putting on my first crown race and, as expected, it's not going great. It is almost flush but it is dinged up pretty good with some good divots in it. should i just grease it up and go with it or start looking for a new one?

Opinions are appreciated.

Thanks,

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Picture please? if it's cartridge you can probably get away with it. But then again a proper crown race installation is like $5, at most.
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Old 03-08-10, 10:36 PM   #6
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A picture would be helpful, but it really depends on the location and exact nature of the damage. If you've dinged the race in areas that don't make contact with anything, it probably doesn't matter, but if, for example, you dinged the actual ball contact area there's a good chance that you'll feel it when the fork is tightened. OTOH if, for example you raised some metal in a non-contact, but low clearance area like on the rim, you might just need to file off the raised area.

At this point whatever harm's done is already done and can't be reversed, so you might as well install the fork and see what's what.
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Do you have the right size race for your fork? There are two common sizes: JIS=27.0mm and ISO=26.4mm

If you try to force an ISO race onto a JIS seat you will run into problems.
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I use a 1" pipe to hammer the race home. It does't mar the bering surface.
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