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Old 11-20-21, 07:17 PM
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Video: How to change a headset on a vintage road bike/threaded steer tube.

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Old 11-21-21, 08:12 AM
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Great video.

One thing to note on the Ten Speed Drive Import Alan/Guerciottis. The head tube castings were sometimes a little undersized, not reconciling the difference between the headset cups OD and the head tube lugs ID resulted in cracked head tube lugs. On any of the Alan aluminum frames from that era, taking good measurements before install is important.
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You ought to edit to add that in some cases you need to keep track of the top and bottom bearing cups. The bearing cups you’re using are easy to tell which goes on top, and on bottom. But on a couple of my old bikes, the top and bottom cup look very similar but are certainly different. I learned the hard way that reversing them, and completing (re)assembly is possible, but steering is just about impossible.


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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
One thing to note on the Ten Speed Drive Import Alan/Guerciottis. The head tube castings were sometimes a little undersized, not reconciling the difference between the headset cups OD and the head tube lugs ID resulted in cracked head tube lugs
Yes, cracked head lugs are the Achilles Heel of the AlAn frames.

On any of the Alan aluminum frames from that era, taking good measurements before install is important.
On any frame, really, but particularly on non-ferrous frames like the AlAn. And of course, there's a tool for that:
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Yes, cracked head lugs are the Achilles Heel of the AlAn frames.



On any frame, really, but particularly on non-ferrous frames like the AlAn. And of course, there's a tool for that:
Cracked head lugs among other things. I'm going to lose some weight before I ride this. LOL. Build video coming soon.

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