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stack height question

Old 09-30-09, 07:59 PM
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stack height question

I'm slowly buying parts to build up a new bike. I just bought a JIS Hatta Swan headset and afterwards realized that I didn't check the stack height. After some searching (it's not listed many places online) I found the stack height to be 36 mm. I was going to put it on a Alien Frame (which I haven't bought yet) which their website says has a 32 mm stack height. Is the Hatta Swan going to work? As long as it grabs a few threads I'm okay with it not being perfect.
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No. If the fork steer tube is only 32mm longer than the head tube, you're at least 4mm short. One or two millimeters you can sometimes get away with by leaving out a washer and only engaging a couple threads on the lock nut, but 4mm is almost certainly too much to cobble around.
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Whoops. Live and learn, Newb. Why don't you send that headset over here to someone who knows what to do with it?
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