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Old 08-16-03, 09:28 PM   #1
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Connecting the Frame/Fork to the Bars - What do I Need?

Hello all,

Pardon my ignorance on the subject; I've simply got a frame, a fork, and a set of bars. What's missing, what's it called, and are there different sizes? I understand I need a stem, but what about everything else?

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Old 08-18-03, 10:08 PM   #2
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you'll need a headset
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Old 08-24-03, 07:13 PM   #3
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yea u need a headseat and a stem they should both be 1 1/8 I THINK... any way unless you have a cup press u will need to take your bike to ur local bike shop. they can help you more than i can. -E
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Old 08-29-03, 03:38 PM   #4
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youll need a headset stem bearing cups and bearings if you dont know how to put it together take it to a bike shop and have then do it.



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buy a chris king headset mad good headset
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Old 09-14-03, 07:54 PM   #6
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yeah what everyone else said. headset and stem.

king headsets are nice alright...if you've got a) the money and b) the patience to put up with the finickiness of it. they also creak like mad on a BMX because they require the head tube to be faced PERFECTLY, and most shops don't care enough about a BMX bike to do it right, or they just don't know enough to face the headtube. king headsets are the hardest to set up properly. also king headsets aren't really that great for BMX, especially if you're planning on abusing the bike...i'd rather get a $20-$45 FSA or primo, or dia-comp headset than drop $100 on a king, only to have the cups crack a little down the road...
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Old 09-15-03, 02:34 AM   #7
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you'll need a headset and a stem lock!!!
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Old 09-15-03, 03:43 PM   #8
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i have a chris king headset and i had a dealer put it on for me and he did it right
the bike is crazy and the headset looks so nice and it makes no nosie at all
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Old 09-15-03, 07:34 PM   #9
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give it a year, Xbmx.
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Old 09-16-03, 12:39 PM   #10
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i think i give it ten year
if it broke free of cost it warranty
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Old 09-16-03, 12:45 PM   #11
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http://www.chrisking.com/headsets/hds_index.html
it say it right here 10 years
where one come from
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Old 09-16-03, 01:10 PM   #12
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yes. i'm aware of the warranty. and they don't break. they just creak. wchich isn't really covered because it's "normal wear and tear." mostly on BMX bikes because they take a lot more abuse on them. so like, if i put the king nothreadset on my T-1, about 6 months later it would be creaking up a storm.
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Old 09-16-03, 06:24 PM   #13
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at this time im ownly riding so i dont need to worried about it
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