Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question about FSA integrated headset.. what is this piece?

    I have a 2013 Orca silver and my LBS (not an Orbea dealer) removed a little aluminum cyclinder because it was rattling. It's about the diameter of a nickel, and about 3/4 of an inch tall. They said they've never seen it before, so they just removed it. what is this cylinder for?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    2,087
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    From where?

  3. #3
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,082
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Some headset caps have a cylinder on the bottom. Wonder if the part broke off the bottom of the headset cap?
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Some headset caps have a cylinder on the bottom. Wonder if the part broke off the bottom of the headset cap?
    I'll try to get a pic up soon

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here it is. After the test ride I reported rattling from the headset area. The LBS removed this piece from the headset (rather quickly too) and said they've never seen anything like this before. My concern is if it's safe to be riding without this.

    Last edited by kyoto now; 07-10-13 at 03:26 PM. Reason: added info

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Allen, TX
    My Bikes
    Look 585
    Posts
    1,195
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have an FSA Integrated headset on my Look 585 -- I've never seen anything like that.

  7. #7
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,082
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Looks almost like a piece of a cut off 1" steerer.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  8. #8
    Senior Member vwchad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Everett, Washington
    My Bikes
    2013 Focus Izalco Pro, 2012 Focus Mares AX 2.0
    Posts
    549
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Looks almost like a piece of a cut off 1" steerer.
    +1 on that.....

Posting Permissions

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