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    FSA Headset Not Sitting Properly

    got a used cinelli gazzetta with a FSA Orbit Headset. i believe it is a Orbit No.1 DL threadless headset (FSA Orbit DL Threadless - FSA). was trying out a different bar and stem when i noticed a small amount of rust on the steer tube. removed everything, hoping for an easy clean, only to find a rusted and bent bottom bearing with more rust on the bottom of the steer tube where it meets the forks (the crown race?).

    its late and its more than i want deal with at the moment, so i put everything back together to try out the stem and bars only to notice that the upper cup isnt sitting properly. there is gap and i cant figure out why. i'll be most likely replacing the headset with a sealed one, but in the mean time, its kinda warm out and wanted to give the new stem and bars a try before the snow comes.

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    i tried flipping the bearings and seals to see if anything changes and of course it doesnt.
    why isnt sitting properly?
    any recommendations for a sealed headset? this is a road bike which i also plan on riding at the new velodrome near toronto

    any help for a noob like me would be awesome, thanks

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    That silver steerer retaining shim is supposed to go under* the top black bearing cap that says "FSA" and then your headset spacers go on top of that.
    Considering you fudged this up, I would double check everything else once again.

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    Just 'cause they are ******** doesn't mean they are wrong. It's stacked improperly.

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    Have a look at this.

    You're welcome.

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    FPC
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    Fixed. Thanks for the help

    Any recommendations for a sealed headset? I don't want to spend more than $75

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    Quote Originally Posted by FPC View Post
    Any recommendations for a sealed headset? I don't want to spend more than $75
    You've got lots of good choices at that price point, but I'd recommend this:

    FSA Orbit X headset | Retrogression

    Excellent value in a very good sealed headset. I've got one installed on my 2011 Soma Rush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    You've got lots of good choices at that price point, but I'd recommend this:

    FSA Orbit X headset | Retrogression

    Excellent value in a very good sealed headset. I've got one installed on my 2011 Soma Rush.
    edit:nevermind
    Last edited by bones_mcbones; 11-26-14 at 10:14 AM.
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