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Old 04-13-06, 07:25 PM
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a question of installing this headset

ok, i just got a FSA pig dh pro and noticed the lower cup has a sealed bearing factory installed which cannot be removed. i was told that the king sets are the same, but would you install it the same way? would i want to use the king hs press?
so you know, i work at a shop so theres no limits on the tools i can use. what do you recommend?

ps. would using a stem lock like woodman's capsule extrem help with the stiffness and strength of the steerer or would it be a bit over kill for agressive trailriding?
https://www.woodmancomponents.com/pro.../capsulex.html
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Old 04-13-06, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by theritor
ok, i just got a FSA pig dh pro and noticed the lower cup has a sealed bearing factory installed which cannot be removed. i was told that the king sets are the same, but would you install it the same way? would i want to use the king hs press?
so you know, i work at a shop so theres no limits on the tools i can use. what do you recommend?
yup, use the king tools. make sure the inside of your headtube has enough clearance for those monstrous cups.

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ps. would using a stem lock like woodman's capsule extrem help with the stiffness and strength of the steerer or would it be a bit over kill for agressive trailriding?
https://www.woodmancomponents.com/pro.../capsulex.html
never tried one, but I would hope my steerer is strong enough without that little bolt running through it.
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Old 04-13-06, 08:30 PM
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the cup is a normal spacing cup. i made sure not th eget the deep cups.

and im not too concerned about using a stem lock over a regular star flange, i just like the more convenient side of it. lots of people use that still star flange anyways.
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The star nut/cap/bolt are just there to perload the headset. They don't give the steerer any rigidity. After looking at that link I can't see how that would do too much either. I'm sure it helps, but your steerer should be strong enough, plus it runs thru the frame/headset cups/stem which adds to the rigidity.
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