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Old 09-11-14, 09:35 PM
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Headset help?

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

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Should go under the black top cap.
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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
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Great, thanks
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Hm, when I do that, there's a huge gap:



Is that supposed to be right?
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Go to the Bicycle Mechanics forum. That is where the experts are.
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Is your bearing installed with the tapered edge on the inside?
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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.
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Man, just take it to the bike shop. 5 minutes and $10 and it'll be done and (hopefully) done right.
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Originally Posted by Pb_Okole View Post
Is your bearing installed with the tapered edge on the inside?
Yeah
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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.
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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?
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Why even have this forum then?
Agreed. Let's shut her down. Someone catch the lights on the way out.
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