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    Identifying stem/headset/fork rings, help a newb

    hey all

    does the compression ring sit with the thin tapered side facing down on facing up?
    does it sit on top of the top race/cone/thing with writing on it or does it fit inside it?

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    Although the pieces on the top road seem to probably be compressor ring and cone. There are other issues:

    1. The cone (upper right in the pic) appears to be badly pitted.

    3. If the bearings have been completely cleaned they appear to no longer have a mirror finish, and should be replaced (with loose ball bearings). I mention that mainly for future reference, as the 1st point makes that fairly irrelevent.
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    The one in the top roll in the middle is the compressor ring, it goes on the fork after the stack (parts) is put together which goes in the one to the right of it. one set of bearing & seal goes on the fork into the lower cup on the headset ,the other one in the top cup. then the part in the upper right corner and like i said before the middle one and then your spacers,stem and the bolt with the cover.
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    these may help you

    http://www.canecreek.com/headset-fit-finder
    http://www.canecreek.com/tech-headsets

    even if you don't have a cane creek, the illustrations will help give you an idea of how to put it all back

    worst case, go to a bike shop and admit defeat
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    Quote Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
    Although the pieces on the top road seem to probably be compressor ring and cone. There are other issues:

    1. The cone (upper right in the pic) appears to be badly pitted.

    3. If the bearings have been completely cleaned they appear to no longer have a mirror finish, and should be replaced (with loose ball bearings). I mention that mainly for future reference, as the 1st point makes that fairly irrelevent.
    thank you all!

    i should mention these are all off a fairly new bike (2009, no repairs since). nothing has been cleaned, the bearings still have a mirror finish.

    is the cone being pitted a big issue?

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    if the cone is pitted then it time for replacement. at one time the headset was set to thighed. unless your bikeshop has lose parts laying around ,you'll need a new headset. I take it the bottom cone is pitted ?
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    last bump, last question

    thanks everybody!

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    It going thin tapered side facing down into the cup below the stack of spacers.
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