- Help! Name these bits please
Is it meant to be this:
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the 3 longish thinnish bits aren’t part of the headset
the 2 thicker black thngs that look like spacers are, in fact, spacers so you may not need them at all
bottom right is the crown race
far left is the (conical) top headset spacer
the bearings are exactly that and fit straight into your headtube (or else you have the wrong headset type)
the last split ring thing is the compression thingy that fits t the top and stabilises the bearing
SO. fit race to fork crown (assuming you’ve taken off the existing one if necessary)
put lower bearing on top of race and then mate up the crown race/bearing to the bottom headtube cup.
Drop on top bearing and then the split compression thingy
Conical top spacer and then stem (unless you need the spacers) – don’t tighten up stem bolts yet
top cap (not shown in pic) to tension and then tighten stem onPosted 4 years ago
The two silver items to the right of the biggest black bit are certainly bearings. The box states that it is a headset excluding the top cap so I have bought this separately, is that the part you think is missing? I am trying to figure which bits I press into the top and bottom of the frame. As leffeboy says it doesn’t look like anything that I see being fitted in e you tube vids.Posted 4 years ago
Oh dear, it looks like we have another potential balls up. The forks appear to be tapered which means the race isn’t sliding right down to the base, it sits about 5 mm from the base of the steerer 🙁 think I might have bought the wrong forks and or the wrong headset.Posted 4 years ago
Hi all, revived a headset from CRC and decided to have a go at fitting it today. I cannot for the life of me understand what does what from the pieces inside the box. It looks so easy when viewing a you tube vid but there is Bly one part that actually resembles the bit that goes into the frame. Hopefully there will be a pic here for you to comment on FSA HeadsetPosted 4 years ago
That made me smile scaredypants. The LBS will be my first port of call once I have determined if I have the correct parts and still can’t get them to fit together. Have built a frame up before but the only thing I didn’t have to do was the forks as they were already on, so this is all new to me. Appreciate all the advice, there seems to be a couple of mm difference from the top of the steerer to the bottom, is this enough to be classed as tapered? Other tapered forks I have seen have been obviously different to the eye and these aren’t.Posted 4 years ago
there seems to be a couple of mm difference from the top of the steerer to the bottom, is this enough to be classed as tapered?
No – they are a bit bigger at bottom just to have a good interference fit for the race
Options for fitting races include (slightly bigger diameter than your steerer) plastic plumbing pipe and brute force, the above plus heating the race to expand it (hot water from kettle), the above plus a bit of grease on the steerer, the above plus gently filing a tiny bit from the internal diameter of the race
or hacksawing a split into the race – that’s what I’d do but others would disagreePosted 4 years ago
So you’ll still need to #Posted 4 years ago
Seat crown race
Install stf nut.
None of the above is actually difficult….with the correct tools and basic knowledge.
All have the potential for disaster in the wrong hands.
I see the results of ‘how hard can it be’ on a weekly basis at work.Fit fork at lbs -£15 well spent (and they may talk you through it for biscuits).
You can always have a bash at it next time.
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