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Old 05-25-11, 04:21 PM   #1
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Cracked Plastic Crown Race, Cartridge Bearings = Issue?

The lip at the bottom of the steerer tube on my new rigid fork measured out on my verneirs as 30.3mm. My new cane creek 10 headset specs out at 30.095mm inner diameter for the crown race. I tried to tap it on and cracked the crown race.

I went ahead with the install, and things seem to be working well. It looked to me as though the race were mostly there for rain/dirt protection, so I installed with a bit of inner tube over that part of the headset.

Everything is working well with no play in the headset.

I then looked around and didn't find any headsets spec'd for this dimension. I believe that the fork is just made cheaply and is out of spec, but I'm stuck with it, since dimension makes the only hybrid suspension corrected 700c fork.

What issues should I be on the lookout for? Are there replacement crown races sold for the cane creek ten headsets? Generic ones? Thanks.



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Old 05-25-11, 04:47 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be an issues, some FSA crown races come pre split to make it easier when swapping forks. for spares, Cane Creek say they are available, http://www.canecreek.com/component-h...mplete&name=10

Looking at how you have covered the lower races with an old innertube, this should protect them from weather ingress
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Cheers. I'll still keep an eye out for any loosening. And thanks for the link. Bonus points for use of the word "ingress."
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