asleep at the wheel
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes: Custom Richie Ditta Track Bike, Eddie Merckx Corsa, Marioni Custom Pista, Dolan Cyclocross
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French h/s races replacable by standard h/s races?
I bought a beautiful old french track bike with a worn headset and am trying to work out my options. The race on the bottom cup is thrashed but the rest of the h/s looks ok.
Sheldon Brown had this snippet of info:
"If you have trouble finding a French headset, you can replace the bottom races with a standard headset, and keep the old parts on top."
I just wanted to see if anyone has done this and if there are any gotchas?
Also can someone tell me whats the best way to measure stackheight for a headset thats already installed?