- Headset Idiocy – Advice Sought…
Fork deffo not running any kind of reducer or shim – the cups are just very big! But yes, the standard crown race fit perfectly.
jackthedog – Member
It might be an internal headset, not a 1.5?
Not sure I’d know one if I saw it TBH. So far as I can tell, it looks the same as those on my bikes. The cups are identical top and bottom – all sealed units.
If it’s any help, it’s this year’s Carrera Kraken (sorry for Halfrauds content and all that!).Posted 8 years ago
Hard to tell from the images available online, but it looks like and internal headset on the Kraken to me – see link:
EDIT: On the Halfords website you can zoom in on the bike image and it deffo looks internal to me.Posted 8 years ago
If its a Carrera its an intergrated headset, I just had exactly the same trouble last night..Posted 8 years ago
Integrated I believe but I am no expert just about 5 hours ahead of our friend here, I bought this headset this morning, with luck it will arrive tomorrow AM and I will know for sure.
From the image I sent you can see it measures up the 45mm this headset says it is… (the image I know doesnt show it bang on 45mm, but it is, it was hard to hold it all and take the pic)
It says semi integrated on the halfords site..Posted 8 years ago
Fresh from taking apart GF’s headset to fit new FSA UF Orbit headset (1& one eighth”).
Got as far as fitting the new fork crown race (I think!) and then trying to fit the cups. Unfortunately, the cups are far too small. Doh!
Of course, at this point, I look at the whole assembly with a fresh pair of eyes, and wondered what I had been thinking of. No matter, I just wondered if the next standard size up is 1.5″? And do I need to spend £100+ on a Chris King headset in order to run a 1&one eighth fork?
Can you tell I’m a little confused?Posted 8 years ago
I don’t want to keep causing confusion here, but that headset you linked to on Chain Reaction looks very much like an integrated headset, while it looks like (from your picture and the info available) the bike needs a semi-integrated design.
Semi-integrated and internal are the same thing – integrated isn’t.
Integrated headsets, like the one linked above, have the bearings sat directly against the frame, with no cups pressed into the headtube.
From the chain reaction page:
• TH Brand 36/45 degree micro angular contact bearings (blue seal) fit directly into a 45mm OD headtube
Semi integrated/internal headsets use cups like a traditional headset, but they sit flush in the headtube to give a low stack height.
Headsets are a right ballache. I think there are approximately one million combination of standards.Posted 8 years ago
Hmmm – now I’m not as sure as I was…. Yes, there are in fact no cups as such – there are just two identical races which IIRC, do indeed run directly onto the frame.
They do however, look exactly like the ones linked to.
If that wasn’t enough, I just noticed that the plastic bits of my ’91 Hahanna headset are all cracked – I probably did it myself when re-greasing the bearings last month (and if that wasn’t enough, there’s still loads of play, so it all needs to come out and have new bearings fitted….).Posted 8 years ago
ha ha, yeah I would have loved to, but it wont fit!!!!
Bought a brand new carrera frame for £41 thought it would make a nice bike for the wife, currently its cost me about the same price as going to Halfords for a bike with a similar spec….. Bloody good bikes for the money in hindsight.
Oh well, will post when I can about the headset…
Anyone want a lightly used 1 1/8th Cane Creek in black too?Posted 8 years agoracing_ralphMember
£19 and what you needPosted 8 years ago
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