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Old 07-20-09, 11:31 AM   #1
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Problems installing a Chris King SteelSet™?

Hi,

Has anyone got one? I'm toying with the idea of purchasing a SteelSet™ for my Bare Knuckle. I don't think the length of the head tube will be a problem (it's 150mm long), but after feeling inside, I do believe the said tube could do with some machining to smooth the region around the top and down tube openings. There might be a correct term for the said procedure, but I don't what that is.

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Old 07-20-09, 12:19 PM   #2
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i wouldnt do that. it shouldnt be a problem

one possible problem is the EAI head tube may be internally butted. im not sure about the EAI frames tho.
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the term is reaming, it's not necessary but it does promote better bearing life.
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what do you do that calls for a steelset? the finish is nice though.
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what do you do that calls for a steelset? the finish is nice though.
To be honest, nothing. I just like the item in question and as the price difference between the standard and steel is really not that much, I was thinking why not go for it. So nothing to do with common sense, I just like the steel version. The awful extra weight of the thing bothers me none.
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