Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member fender1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Berwyn PA
    My Bikes
    I hate bikes!
    Posts
    4,299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Determining Stack Height?

    I have a 1952 BSA Gold Vase frame/fork coming back from the powder coater. It came to me completely stripped and with no components. It is a 23" c-t frame. I was able to fit a Nitto Technomiic stem into the steerer tube w/ no problem. I was wondering how to determine what size (stack height) headset I would need to purchase for this frame.

  2. #2
    Senior Member cyclotoine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    YT
    Posts
    7,477
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Preparation: Hope that a stronglight A-9 will fit.

    step 1: Measure the length of the stear tube from where the crown race seats on the crown to the top.
    Step 2: measure the headtube.
    Step 3: Subtract #2 from #1 to get stack height and compare to stronglight A-9 specs
    Last edited by cyclotoine; 03-14-08 at 04:12 PM.
    1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear

  3. #3
    Senior Member fender1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Berwyn PA
    My Bikes
    I hate bikes!
    Posts
    4,299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks! I was thinking Tange passage?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Road Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    My Bikes
    Terraferma 650b, Mondonico SL and ELOS, Masi Gran Criterium, Trek 610, Breezer Liberty, Georgena Terry Classic
    Posts
    10,775
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
    Thanks! I was thinking Tange passage?
    Can't say if the A9, the Passage, or anything will fit right until you know the stack height of the frame, measured as cyclotoine has said. Ideally you can find a headset with all the correct diameters, correct threading, and the same stack height as your frame. But who can say ahead of time for such an elder statesman, despite the great condition it will be in.

    Road Fan

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •