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Stupid assembly question.

Old 02-19-20, 09:54 PM
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Stupid assembly question.

I'm getting ready to throw together my Leader 721 and this'll be the first time I've done a headset myself. I think I know the answer but I just want to make sure before I do it. On the Cane Creek 40 series, particularly 1-1/8 to 1-1/2 integrated tapered headset, does the blue seal on the crown race go down towards the crown or up towards the steerer?
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Old 02-20-20, 04:32 AM
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The seal goes up against the bearing. If you stick the fork in a freezer for a little bit then the race will go on easier because the steerer tube will shrink.

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Old 02-20-20, 07:35 AM
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Awesome! I figured but I knew if I didn't ask then it'd be the opposite and I'd screw it up.

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If you stick the fork in a freezer for a little bit then the race will go on easier because the steerer tube will shrink.
Is your freezer really big enough for an uncut fork though?
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The seal goes up against the bearing. If you stick the fork in a freezer for a little bit then the race will go on easier because the steerer tube will shrink.
That's a neat trick. The last time I installed a crown race, I happened to have a spare length of aluminum tubing (for hanging clothes in a closet) that fit perfectly, so that's my new crown race installation tool.

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Awesome! I figured but I knew if I didn't ask then it'd be the opposite and I'd screw it up.



Is your freezer really big enough for an uncut fork though?
One benefit of a side-by-side, I guess.
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Is your freezer really big enough for an uncut fork though?
Mine is.
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