Disgruntled Grad Student
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: CAAD 10, Cross Pro, Cross Comp, TK2
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new bike set up by shop... possible headset problem?
my order for a 2010 felt tk2 finally came in last weekend, and this week I finally had time to take it out to the street for a solid ride (i'd have taken her to a velorome for her maiden voyage, but the 'drome is currently closed til the season starts back up.)
After the ride, I happened to notice a tiny gap between the headset top-cap/upper cover, and the top of the headtube. looking into the gap, theres a minuscule amount of "cup" (which is the actual cartridge bearing, correct?) showing. The gap itself is maybe only a mm or two, and the amount of cup showing is less than a mm, but I thought the bearing should be flush with the frame, and top cap of an integrate headset should essentially sit flush with the frame...
sorry, I don't have pictures of my
actual problem, but I found a pic of essentially what's going on with mine.
although, the gap and amount the cartridge is sticking out on mine is certainly not as exaggerated as that...
the specific headset in question is, as per felt's listed specs, "FSA 1 1/8 Integrated w/ 20mm Cone & 2 X 7.5mm Spacer Stack "
2 things to keep in mind:
- I've been previously familiar with standard headsets, but i've no prior experience with integrated
- it's something I didn't notice before the ride, however at the time it wasn't something I was particularly looking for.
is this a problem to fix, or am I being overly worried about my new baby?