- LBS couldn't fit crown race..
STATO, just had another look, you’re right. There isnt actually a groove, it appears that the diameter gets wider towards the bottom and thats the transition to the wider area.
Thanks for the offer Thrustyjust, going to leave it as is for now and see how I get on. There is a lot of grease on it which is what makes it look a bit funny.Posted 4 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
To my mind some manufactures build in some “tolerance” into their product to make up for the shortcomings of theirs & others products.
Tolerancing is an integral part of engineering and manufacturing. Just remember – nothing is perfect. What is a good enough tolerance? +/- 1 mm? +/- 0.1 mm? +/- 0.01 mm??
That press-fit between the crown race and the steerer is subject to the sizes of each component falling within a specified range. If you need to make the size more accurate – that will cost more for better machines and to check/QA the results will cost more in tools and man-power.
And the consumer wants things cheap…Posted 4 years ago
Yes, he had to file the steerer slightly to get it straight.
Not good. What did he mean by “straight”? If the diameter of the steerer was oversized (unlikely on a used fork, but you never know) then the only correct fix is a crown race cutter.
In the last pic it does look like it’s seated home, though.Posted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
As bencooper rightly points out, there is a correct tool or three for this job. A file is not one of them.
Are those gouges out of the angled surface of the race or just dirty grease? looks seated properly. Will likely be absolutely fine. The made a right pigs ear of the job.
I like split races and now tend to make the finest cut I can through mine using a Dremel. FSA do it on some of their headsets and not others strangely.Posted 4 years ago
Yes, there are gouges on the angled surface, I cleaned away the grease and had a proper look. Not impressed at all. Will this affect performance or damage headset in any way?
Looks like he used the old adjustable spanner trick as there are gouges on the other side perfectly lined up.
Built this bike for my GF using my old Fury as a donor bike (whilst treating myself to a Trek Stache 8 8) ) so its unlikely to be ridden particularly hard.
Time to find a new LBS…Posted 4 years agochipMember
After a couple of far from satisfactory repairs by halfords I now do all my own maintenance.
I also recently built a bike from scratch as to get a complete understanding of how everything works.
That way there is nothing I cannot repair and I tend to nip any potential problems in the bud rather than let them escalate to the point where I would have to take it in for repair.
after initially worry about every task ahead i found everything quite straight forward once you actually get the tools out and make a start, using only supplied component instructions and park tools online information was excellent for the times I could not make sense of said supplied instructions.
And on the couple of a occasions where I needed help or reassurance with anything this forum came up trumps.
the best advice regarding any maintenance is have patience and the right tool for the right job.Posted 4 years ago
And if you are unsure of what you are doing a little reading will put you right as once you understand how something works and not that it just does if you do this makes emergency repairs when you are out and about easier,which could save you a long walk home.
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