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Old 05-14-06, 12:48 PM   #1
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does chris king sell crown races seperately

I would really like to know,because like a dumb ass I left mine on the fork when it was powder coated.
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Old 05-14-06, 12:50 PM   #2
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I'm sure if you sent him an email he would send you one out.

My LBS left my headset cups in when they powdercoated my bike.
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Old 05-14-06, 12:52 PM   #3
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Powdercoat is so thick that it probably wont sit in the cups/bearings like it should.
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Old 05-14-06, 12:52 PM   #4
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Hi Eddie,

Since it's powder coated, it won't sit completly flat, giving me some play in the headset. No good in my book.
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Old 05-14-06, 12:53 PM   #5
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I would really like to know,because like a dumb ass I left mine on the fork when it was powder coated.

edit: got it. cheers
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Old 05-14-06, 12:55 PM   #6
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Make sure you score the seam between race and fork really well before trying to remove the race.
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seriously, you can remove the powdercoat with just a blade and about 20 minutes.
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Old 05-14-06, 04:41 PM   #8
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hahaha, Damn dude. Your color was the one I envied most. I can't believe you haven't built it up yet. Try the razor blade method. Even if you totally mess up the race, I can order you a new one really cheap.
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I bought one at my local shop for $20. Got ripped off, but I wanted one quick, and that is the price of convenience.
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GO straight to CK, they will sell you one at cost! bought one 2 years ago for $10. Same with their disco-tech adaptors!
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so do I. Leif, I'm putting a big order in tomorrow to finish up Mel's bike. Lemme know if you need one.
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Old 05-16-06, 07:32 PM   #13
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If I'm not to late I'd definitly get one. I just spent about 40 minutes getting all the paint of it and I think it might be a little messed up from the razor blade. If not no big deal either.
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Old 05-16-06, 10:27 PM   #14
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too late. I can get one in by next week though. As long as you don't have shards of metal coiling out of the race you should be fine. Take a piece of sandpaper to it to take off any burrs or ridges and try it out. You really can't mess anything up, and if you do, I can order a replacement part cheap.
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Old 05-17-06, 05:08 AM   #15
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sounds good. I'll take some sandpaper to it. I didn't know how flat and smooth the race had to be I figured I need this thing to almost be mirror polished. Maybe I don't need a new race after all
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not very. Even though king bearings feel like they have really tight tolerances, it's only in one plane. You can have a surprising amount of misalignment at the race or at the topcap and everythign will still roll straight and smooth.
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