Headset – split crown race question
Clubber, that is a simple but brilliant solution to the problem of my non-existent crown-race fitting tool. I am indebted to you. 🙂
Was it also you who suggested some while ago taking a hacksaw to the hose guides on an inbred frame? If so, thanks too for that plan. I am going to be busy later.Posted 8 years agoseth-enslow666Member
I prefer a full crown race myself. Having a hol in one of the worst spots on a bike that mud ad crap gets seems a bad idea to me. I have jusy gt an FSA XL2 which has a split race and I wish it was just a normal one. I will be sticking a lizard skin cover on it I foun it my spres box though.Posted 8 years agoAdamMMember
BigDummy, happy to lend you my crown race fitting tool if you’d like. It’s a very satisfying lump of metal to use. 🙂
It would also provide the opportunity for me to test ride your Big Dummy, given that we’ve only been talking about it on and (mostly) off for over a year!Posted 8 years ago
How does a split crown race make sevicing easier?
It doesn’t, does it?
Actually Pete, my point being was that in 16 months, a split crown race didn’t allow all sorts of crap into the headset so therefore doesn’t have that as a downside. Which seems to be the only theoretical downside to them. Read the post immediately before mine for some context.
When I recently changed my forks over, it took a simple and very gentle tap with a screw driver to remove and was replaced by hand.
So phnarrrr! 😛Posted 8 years ago
Aidy – Member
Cane Creek own the patent and no one else wants to pay them to use the design.
Could have sworn a few other people did them, I know I’ve seen Hopes with them. And the Cane Creek C2 certainly doesn’t have one…
FSA used to do them too, but Cane Creek started to play hardball.
Are you sure that’s a genuine C2?Posted 8 years ago
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