HELP!!! Stupid Specialized Proprietary Parts
Does anyone know of anywhere London-ish that would stock a Specialized headset part? It’s a ‘high bearing’ spacer that sits inside the lower headtube and seats the lower bearing. Part number S092500004.Posted 5 years ago
Need it today as I really really wanted to go riding tomorrow.
I doubt anywhere stocks them, but hoping somewhere might.wwaswasSubscriber
I fitted a cane creek headset to my tricross – only mod was at the top where the machining is very deep and it needed a 5mm headset spacer under the bearing cover to allow it to fit.
 one of these from on-one;
HSCC40SI-118-BLK-9 – 1 – Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset / 1 1/8 / Black / 9mmPosted 5 years ago
tried the concept store.
don’t really have time to ring round all the Specialized dealers, but if that’s what I have to do…
Pretty sure these can be knocked out and a normal integrated headset fitted.
I did think about this, but that might change the position of the bearing and where the loads are acting. Not sure I want to risk that.Posted 5 years ago
Basically the frame is designed for a Specialized fork where the crown race sits 5mm higher than on “standard” tapered forks from Fox/ Rockshox, etc. so you need the spacer.
I’ve got a carbon stumpy with that headset – as far as I can tell it is a pure custom part. Another headset wont fit in as the “cup” is bonded into the frame. I’ve not seen a cupless one with a 45×45 bearing (let me know if someone has).
Its a pain in the @rse as my forks (non-spesh fox) only just clear the downtube, so I could do with a longer spacer, but it needs the chamfers on to accommodate the bearing so you can’t stick in a flat washer (from B&Q etc.)
A bit off topic, but superstar just started doing the 1.5″ bearings, which are otherwise hard to find: 1.5 45×45 bearing. Good that they are cheap because there is no lower seal on the headset so it fills up with crud v.fast.
If you happened to have another bearing you might be able to use that to space it, could be a couple of mm shorter though (bearing chamfers might be the same so probably wouldn’t damage the frame surfaces).Posted 5 years ago
I’ve got a carbon stumpy with that headset
that’s what I’ve got too.
If you happened to have another bearing you might be able to use that to space it
I thought about that, but I don’t have a spare.
Why not just ring Specialized UK?…
I did. They gave me the part number, but they don’t sell bits.Posted 5 years ago
The “correct” method should be call the concept shops, see if they have stuff lying about (http://www.specializedconceptstore.co.uk/), if not they’ll ring spesh UK, get a part delivered and the concept store (or dealer) sells you it. I found the concept stores were better than normal dealers as they don’t expect to get paid for the services. Thats not going to help you get out this weekend though.
I had a bag of bits with the frame, including all the spacers for the different fork options, but if you haven’t got those then its probably back to the shop. Unless you know a local machine shop who can knock you one up.
If the London concept stores are being dumb, try the Bristol one, they seemed really keen to help me with mine even though I built it up from parts. Though the mechanic did hint that the headsets/bearings were all custom “hard to find” things. Obviously they’d have to post it if they had one in stock, so again not good for this weekend.
If you have the 1-1/8 to 1.5 adapter and some spare forks you could try that? (grasping at straws here….)Posted 5 years ago
I’ve rang the concept stores but they don’t have one.
If you have the 1-1/8 to 1.5 adapter and some spare forks you could try that?
my spare forks aren’t working 😥
Spesh UK are in chessington, ring back and explain you really want one today and wondered if they’d let you come and get one!
good idea, but no time to go to Chessington.
So you’ve time to post on here but no time to ring around a few shops?
Take teh part number to the Spec UK store?
where is the Spec UK store?Posted 5 years ago
how much 1.5″ have you got on the steerer (height)? I spaced my forks clear of the frame by grinding the bearing seat off a crown race to make a fat washer (so it now goes: washer > crown race > bearing > spacer).
I only had a few mm of spare 1.5″ section, but if you had more you could stick a bit of tube under the crown. Might not be great for load distribution etc. unless you got it nice and square.Posted 5 years ago
not a lot I don’t think, maybe a couple of mm.Posted 5 years ago
I did what you’re suggesting with a 1 1/8″ fork – leaving an old crown race on there underneath the adapter crown race, but that was a straight steerer.. I guess I could try and find a 1.5″ crown race and bodge it, but I’m not sure it would be thick enough.hughesMember
The adaptor should be available to order from any of the shop stocking Spec bikes. It is not something they would stock normally as it is not a part of “high consumption” as such. All MTB framesets, I believe, should come with one as standard. Some of headset on the road bikes (Tarac, Roubaix etc) may have the same bearings but those frames do not use or come with the adaptor part as chances are one will not change the fork supplied by the company to an after market one. Full spec integration and all that.Posted 4 years ago
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