Integrated headset jams my fork – help please
Need some help on what’s going on on my kid’s Giant XTC integrated headset. A year ago I fitted an old 2nd hand SID fork. I found that the when the top cap was tightened the fork would not move, the lower headset was jammed in contact with the crown of the fork. I put this down to ‘old fork’ and dremelled chunks of crown away to create a clearance. Not pretty but it worked.Posted 4 years ago
I have now come to fit a 2008 Fox fork upgrade and again I find the crown is jammed tight against the lower headset. I am not about to dremel this fork. It has done nothing wrong!
What’s the deal with these integrated headsets? Am I missing a spacer ? There is no shim or spacer. Is this a sign that the lower headset is worn? Anyone else had this trouble? If I need a new headset which of the bazillion standards is the right one?
A crown race you say.
please tell me the Sids had a crown race on and you didn’t hack the crown away for now reason!
If you can’t get the right crownrace from a Giant dealer than your best bet (other than new headset) is look at the markings on the bearings for an angle (there will be an inner and outer if a cartridge bearing) and find a headset with the same inner angle and an easily available crown race.Posted 4 years ago
Yeah yeah. Laugh it up fuzzballs.Posted 4 years ago
As the Great Sir Lord Tarrant says – its only easy if you know the answer.
And it is all sorted and running beautifully smooth now. Thank you.
Lucky you guys don’t know what I do for a living or you’d never fly on a huge commercial jet containing large quantities of jet fuel and engines that achieve temperatures hotter than the sun again. Happy holidays!chipMember
I took my bike into halfords to have the forks replaced under warrantee as they had developed play in the bushes.
When I went to pick the bike up from the bike hut manager I notice a lot of play in the headset.
He pulled an Allen key out of his pocket and attempted to remedy this and could not because when tightened enough to get rid of the play the forks were locked up.
So he said he would build me a new bike, which he later did.
when I asked what was the problem he told me that they could not get the race off the old forks.
So not only did they knowingly try and send me away with a bike without a crown race but built me a complete new bike for the sake of it.
I do all my own repairs now.Posted 4 years ago
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