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Old 11-16-18, 11:39 AM
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Fork/frame issue

I'm trying to swap forks on 2 of my bikes. The issue i'm running into is that the fork won't sit flush against the head tube. If I remove the bearings, it will. Would swapping these parts pictured below solve my issue? If so, how can I remove them?

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I'm trying to swap forks on 2 of my bikes. The issue i'm running into is that the fork won't sit flush against the head tube. If I remove the bearings, it will. Would swapping these parts pictured below solve my issue? If so, how can I remove them?......
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Are you sure that you have both headset bearings in right side up? I would never make a mistake with that but - you know - some of the other fellows.
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By sitting flush do you mean that the fork "crown" almost but not quite (one really doesn't want the fork to touch) the lower face of the head tube? If so then there's a good chance that the forks and the frames might not be interchangeable. Or not without results that are out of the usual arrangement most consider to be "right".

It would be nice if we had the full picture, the complete story before we start to suggest a solution/path to take. Maybe describe/photos of both frames and both forks to start with. Andy
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
By sitting flush do you mean that the fork "crown" almost but not quite (one really doesn't want the fork to touch) the lower face of the head tube? If so then there's a good chance that the forks and the frames might not be interchangeable. Or not without results that are out of the usual arrangement most consider to be "right".

It would be nice if we had the full picture, the complete story before we start to suggest a solution/path to take. Maybe describe/photos of both frames and both forks to start with. Andy

+1 Not enough infor to help. So many frames now have integrated headsets and assymetrical headtubes/ that require tapered steerers we canít tell, without knowing something about the other frame, whether its for will work with the pictured frame, which uses pressed headset cups (the circled things) and has, I assume, a symetrical headtube (same diameter at thee top and bottom.

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Old 11-26-18, 12:09 PM
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sorry for not having enough info. i swapped the headset cups and it worked out
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