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Old 02-01-07, 12:36 AM   #1
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1cm Headset spacer... is there room?

Velo Orange has a rather nice tapped 1cm headset spacer to mount a bell on. My 1" threaded headset has a 1/2 cm spacer. Can one of you please let me know how to figure out whether there will be space? Sorry in advance for being such a noob.
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how tight is your top cap??? you could always get a shorter stack height headset too make up the difference
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how tight is your top cap??? you could always get a shorter stack height headset too make up the difference
It's a threaded setup. I'm going to go with "no" for an answer.
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sorry long night ok dude just by the bell pull you stem out and mount it to your stem via clamp
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thanks for the info retem/ marquee
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thanks for the info retem/ marquee
It *might* work, but it doesn't seem worth ordering it to find out. If it makes you feel better this style of bell mounted on a stem rings constantly. It's a bit annoying really.
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np here is a pick of how I mount my bell on a threaded bike
Ilike having bells on my bikes they are kinda nice and add a little polite outta my way to the ride
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unscrew your headset top nut, take off the spacer, and measure the amount of fork sticking out..
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Yeah, as they said you can just mount it to your stem since its threaded, here's a picture of my setup. I have the second tt lever hooked up to the bell handle so I can just hit the spare lever and ring my bell, and it never gets old when drinking.
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Left side drive is the coolest.
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I have one of the velo orange brass bells. It worked out perfectly because otherwise I would've had to cut a little off my fork(or use spacers). It looks good and has a very nice ding.
ps-the brake lever operated bell is a dope idea.
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