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ltsnotme 09-11-14 09:35 PM

Headset help?
 
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Need to put this headset back in, but can't figure out where those two thin metal washers go:

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/88...907/juZVkO.jpg

knobster 09-11-14 09:41 PM

Should go under the black top cap.

GDA 09-11-14 10:03 PM

Yup

Above the red anodized centering spacer and below the black top cap

BTW - the red anodize centering spacer should be installed with the gap pointed at 9 or 3 pm when seated on the bike, looking forward and fork/front wheel is pointed dead ahead

ltsnotme 09-11-14 10:09 PM

Great, thanks

ltsnotme 09-12-14 09:03 PM

Hm, when I do that, there's a huge gap:

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/88...746/LQHkWg.jpg

Is that supposed to be right?

rpenmanparker 09-12-14 09:06 PM

Go to the Bicycle Mechanics forum. That is where the experts are.

Pb_Okole 09-13-14 09:44 AM

Is your bearing installed with the tapered edge on the inside?

RollCNY 09-13-14 10:13 AM

Your bearing may be flipped, but those spacers may not be needed at all. A headset manufacturer may provide shims to make up for variances in how deep the bearing seat is machined in the headtube. If you don't need them don't use them. Or only use one. There has to be a gap so the black casp doesn't restrict movement. Shim accordingly.

knobster 09-13-14 01:36 PM

Man, just take it to the bike shop. 5 minutes and $10 and it'll be done and (hopefully) done right.

ltsnotme 09-15-14 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by Pb_Okole (Post 17126284)
Is your bearing installed with the tapered edge on the inside?

Yeah

Originally Posted by RollCNY (Post 17126377)
Your bearing may be flipped, but those spacers may not be needed at all. A headset manufacturer may provide shims to make up for variances in how deep the bearing seat is machined in the headtube. If you don't need them don't use them. Or only use one. There has to be a gap so the black casp doesn't restrict movement. Shim accordingly.

Thanks, wasn't sure if those were washers with a purpose or just shims.

Originally Posted by knobster (Post 17126798)
Man, just take it to the bike shop. 5 minutes and $10 and it'll be done and (hopefully) done right.

Why even have this forum then?:)

knobster 09-15-14 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by ltsnotme (Post 17133868)
Why even have this forum then?:)

Agreed. Let's shut her down. Someone catch the lights on the way out.


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