- How do I shim a loose crown race
I’ve done it before (the proper way).
Build up the diameter with brass (brazing rod and gas torch). Then find someone with a decent size lathe. Hold steerer in the chuck and recut the seat. Silver solder would also work but runnier so harder to build up (and more expensive). I wouldn’t bother with soft solder.
Loctite bearing retainer isn’t going to fix it a 1mm diameter difference.Posted 4 days agosmiffyMember
Just a thought, have you built it up and checked that there’s a problem when it’s pre-loaded? That play in the fork and original crown race might have always been there and nobody ever noticed until it was disassembled? Punch is a good shout otherwise but if used in anger the dimples might get hammered out in time.Posted 3 days ago
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