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  • Premier Icon Simon
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    What headset is it you've got there?

    jamiep
    Member

    Superstar Components Grande Bambino reducer

    Premier Icon brant
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    If you could file the gusset, without affecting the tube underneath, would it work?

    spooky_b329
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    If money is tight, can you remove the adjusters on the fork until you get another headset?

    Premier Icon Simon
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    I'm using a Hope step down on my Mmmbop with Pikes, the floodgate adjuster just tickles the gusset on the downtube.
    I've got a deeper lower cup that I could put in but I think I'll leave it as it is.

    My mate had the same problem as you, (don't know what headset) he just filed a bit off the gusset.

    racing_ralph
    Member

    set the rebound and remove the dial

    Chase
    Member

    My mate had the same problem as you, (don't know what headset) he just filed a bit off the gusset.

    Indeed I did. My headset was an FSA Orbit Z 1.5 reducer – this one…
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=10125

    The floodgate adjuster on my Pikes caught in exactly the same place. I just filed a bit of the gusset away. No big deal really although it does feel a little wrong on a new frame. Just make sure you protect the rest of the downtube with something in case you slip.

    jamiep
    Member

    Thanks for all the speedy replies. Much appreciated

    @RSE It juuust catches on the tube too. Im not too keen on filing – kinda feels wrong!

    I guess a new headset is required. Any suggestions for the cheapest out there? Sorry, Im totally new to all this. Im a snowboarder who's branching out beyond just commuting

    titusrider
    Member

    in exactly the same place as your last photo with a previous bike and ran it for years with the rebound adjuster off and filled down the lockout adjuster

    Chase
    Member

    Yeah, DON'T file the tube!

    supinerider
    Member

    I have a BNIB Hope Stepdown headset that would do the trick. email in profile if you're interested.

    IA
    Member

    I'd just file the adjuster down a bit. Or take that off too.

    jamiep
    Member

    Bought an mmmbop frame and am attempting my very first build as and when paydays allow. However, low stack height = fail.

    Any suggestions much appreciated! I really cant afford another headset at the mo. I reckon I need 3mm – cut a spacer and bash it on?! Buy a cheapo FSA fat pig (CRC £32) despite it's sh1tness?!

    😥

    Am I missing the point in which this is an issue?

    Unless you are doing bar spins, surely just being careful is OK and maybe a thick bit of helicopter tape on the point it touches just in case you come off and it trys to spin around.

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