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Old 08-18-10, 03:31 PM
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Yet another headset question...

I screwed up! I picked up an older Schwinn aluminum frame and the INSIDE diameter of the frame head tube is 1-3/16'' as measured with caliper. When I originally measured it with rule I had come up with 1-1/8'' and ordered a threadless headset accordingly; which of course, doesn't fit. The frame originally had a pressed in/threadless headset but I'm in a quandary as to what size headset is required. I bought a FSA Orbit MX 1 1/8'', which has the same internal diameter as my head tube. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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Old 08-18-10, 03:44 PM
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Not sure what you mean by inside diameter of the headset. How about the fork steerer tube diameter and crown race seat diameter?
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Old 08-18-10, 03:52 PM
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Sorry, I mis-spoke, meant to say the internal diameter of the headtube is 1 3/16''; in reflection, I suspect my frame accepts a 1'' steerer/headset. Great! I have an 1 1/8'' carbon fork on the way....
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Old 08-18-10, 06:48 PM
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Hang on to the headset and fork for when you get to N+1 stage.
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Old 08-18-10, 07:28 PM
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Heck of a learning experience so far...started out with my 1990 Raleigh 12spd Reynolds chrmolly frame and decided to upgrade. Picked up Schimano 105 triple crank & BB, 105 rear derailleur, sram 9 sp cassette, sram rival brakes, all new jagwire cables. BUT then I saw the Schwinn frame on ebay, decided to go the aluminum route. Neglected to make note of the 1" head tube --- Now have all the above, as well as Ritchey handlebar, with shimano bar end shifters, TWO different 1 1/8" headsets, and the carbon fork (1-1/8") due in tomorrow. Really don't want to stay with the Raleigh frame, so I guess I'll be in the market for ANOTHER fork & headset....hopefully will have this mess all put together before the snow flies.
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Old 08-18-10, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by badamsjr View Post
Hang on to the headset and fork for when you get to N+1 stage.
I'm a 'newbie' so I'll bite, what is "N+1" referring to?
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Old 08-18-10, 09:30 PM
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N is your current number of bikes. +1 is the NEXT one.
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Old 08-18-10, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by badamsjr View Post
N is your current number of bikes. +1 is the NEXT one.
Vintage Specialized MTB Rockshock/hard tail.
1976 Schwinn Hurricane, frame being re-painted, powdercoated/clearcoat as we speak.
1990 Raleigh cromoly, currently in pieces.
Enough NOS, new and used parts/pieces to make up some semblance of a decent roadbike lol
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