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Old 06-04-15, 02:10 PM
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Need Help Identifying This FSA Component

Hi guys I kinda need help identifying the exact name of this component. I've tried searching various terms such as "conical headset spacer" but usually end up with options for just a sale of regular spacers that are normally higher up/stacked. Is there an exact term/name for just this item. It's the spacer between then frame and the stem. The very bottom one that touches the frame.
It's 15mm high and has a diameter of about 27.5mm.




What do I need to know about buying another one because some say threadless etc but all I want to replace is that one piece at the bottom to a difference height and don't need a whole new set. Getting the height isn't an issue and I'm aware of possibly needing to cut the the fork etc I just want to make sure I get a new one that's compatible. Only information I know about my current on is that this is 15mm high and 27.5mm and it's by FSA.
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top bearing cover? ...or something like that. Spacers are the individual pieces that might be used in addition. I ordered a 5mm cover to replace the 20-25mm conical one on my Synapse.
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Almost any search I've done with the word "bearing" in it usually ends up showing me something with the Bottom Bracket or Hubs at best or something about cars instead. Thanks though.
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Originally Posted by PaddleShifter View Post
Almost any search I've done with the word "bearing" in it usually ends up showing me something with the Bottom Bracket or Hubs at best or something about cars instead. Thanks though.
Yeah, I suppose the word 'headset' is important too (in order to avoid a bunch of BB30 results). I ordered mine from Cannondale via a LBS. There are a few options - but not a ton - for that piece separately. You might see if FSA's customer service can help.
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If it is the part touching the frame is it not the actual headset and not a spacer? Can you buy just the top half of the headset?
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It is not easy to find them separate. If you don't want to buy a whole headset, you may have to order from an lbs. Try searching "fsa headset top cover" on ebay. That does bring up some correct pictures.
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It is not easy to find them separate. If you don't want to buy a whole headset, you may have to order from an lbs. Try searching "fsa headset top cover" on ebay. That does bring up some correct pictures.
Is the savings from buying half enough to justify not replacing the whole thing? It's not exactly a high dollar part.
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Is the savings from buying half enough to justify not replacing the whole thing? It's not exactly a high dollar part.
You don't have to convince me. I would have had the new headset long before this thread even got started and been finished with it. Keep the bearings and other parts as spares. Done and done.
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You don't have to convince me. I would have had the new headset long before this thread even got started and been finished with it. Keep the bearings and other parts as spares. Done and done.
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I know complete headsets aren't expensive, but the shorter bearing cover I ordered was $10 plus shipping. Seemed reasonable.
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It appears to be an Upper Bearing Cover
https://www.fullspeedahead.com/wp-con...tructions9.pdf
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Originally Posted by Bike Rebel View Post
It appears to be an Upper Bearing Cover
https://www.fullspeedahead.com/wp-con...tructions9.pdf
Perfect, thanks for all the responses guys. Appreciate it all!
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I typed in conical headset spacer on eBay and that is exactly what came up. Are you specifically looking for an FSA piece?
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If you're looking to "slam your stem", here's a link Slam That Stem Bearing Cover ? Schon DSGN
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I typed in conical headset spacer on eBay and that is exactly what came up. Are you specifically looking for an FSA piece?
Yeah, there are tons of them on ebay in every imaginable finish and height. What's the problem?
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