That Centurion rebuild I posted up a little while back...I took it on its first long ride, and noticed something wrong feeling with the steering. So I put it on the stand and took a look at it, and there was a bit of wiggle in the steering column. At first I thought I just needed to tighten up the headset, but if I tightened it up enough to take the play out, it felt like the bearings were grinding.
So I dropped the fork out to see if the bearings were on upside down. Which is when I discovered that there's no crown race. Yikes!
(I didn't install it.)
So, I need a JIS crown race. The bike shop is in San Antonio, and he can't find the crown race right now.
The headset is a 105 1" threaded. Sealed cartridge bearings. I think it probably came with an ISO standard race, and the shop wrenches couldn't get it on, so they just left it off and didn't tell anyone. Now I'm just hoping that the JIS crown race will fit.
What a pain.
Can any of you guys help?