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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-12-10, 04:48 PM   #1
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what do you call this part of the bike?

i want to find this Chrome part in black...just need to know what its called and if you know where to get them cheap let me know.

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Old 09-12-10, 04:51 PM   #2
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Threaded headset, as opposed to a threadless headset.
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http://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...Headset-Black/
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dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.
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Read this before you buy anything that won't work with your current setup: http://sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html

To answer your question, that chrome thing is part of your headset.
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Before buying one, you should determine if you need a JIS or ISO threaded headset. This bike stuff is tricky, huh?
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why is the one in the link so much bigger then the one on my bike it almost looks 2x as tall?
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There's a top and a bottom.
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Before buying one, you should determine if you need a JIS or ISO threaded headset. This bike stuff is tricky, huh?
ya it is...thats why i find myself on the forums..making some good friend..thanks for the heads up.
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Sheldon Brown's website will help you more than you can ever imagine.
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p.s. if you don't know what it's called, you certainly don't have the tools necessary to install it, which means you either need a knowledgeable friend or an LBS, either of which can help you find a black headset.
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If all else fails, there's always the rattle can...
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p.s. if you don't know what it's called, you certainly don't have the tools necessary to install it, which means you either need a knowledgeable friend or an LBS, either of which can help you find a black headset.
oh, and this.
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Old 09-12-10, 05:36 PM   #13
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If all else fails, there's always the rattle can...
I was about the say the same thing...and I have a feeling that is exactly what he'll do.
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Old 09-12-10, 05:42 PM   #14
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well i do have a friend he is just not home atm. and i am getting all my parts in a stack ready to put on and after i put the first set of upgrade parts on i plan to then take it to a shop for a tune up....this face pays the bills i cant go messing it up. =)
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this face pays the bills i cant go messing it up.
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Old 09-12-10, 05:43 PM   #16
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peanut....what makes you think i would spay paint my bike..or any part..im going to go as fare as buy all new bolts that are anodized black for ****s sake...lady's dont like spray paint.
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oh by the way after looking at the link i like 90% sure im ISO. thanks dudes!
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Old 09-12-10, 05:50 PM   #18
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My guess would be JIS. Unless you've taken a measurement of the inside of your old crown race using a caliper, you most likely won't know.
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ya it must be jis. it is older low end bike just like it says. and i know thw quill is 22.2 so that takes it down to 4 then i know its not a raleigh or ital so it high or low end..so its jis. im 99% sure.
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Old 09-12-10, 07:35 PM   #20
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Is this bike, by any chance, a Centurion bike? I just bought one for $150, perfect unused condition, yesterday. It has similar hand-drawn decals similar to your picture. I'm going to convert it to fixed gear too.
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Old 09-12-10, 07:49 PM   #21
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no my bike is a concord. post some close of pics of your bike.
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Old 09-12-10, 07:59 PM   #22
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philasteve will teach you how to spraypaint
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Old 09-12-10, 10:34 PM   #23
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Spray painting your headset is such a poor idea.

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Is this bike, by any chance, a Centurion bike? I just bought one for $150, perfect unused condition, yesterday. It has similar hand-drawn decals similar to your picture. I'm going to convert it to fixed gear too.
What Centurion if you don't mind my asking? Is it posted around here somewhere?
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What Centurion if you don't mind my asking? Is it posted around here somewhere?
Lucky for you, I just started making a webpage for it today. Here it is:
http://flurpal.com/andrewsuzuki/fixedgear/
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......its own web page...it better be a 1 of 1 made of diamonds..
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