Tips for fitting an angleset?
I’ve just taken delivery of a nice new angleset and will probably be fitting it tomorrow night.
Now normally pressing a headset in isn’t much of a problem, but obviously I want to get this one in properly aligned.
I’m thinking pop the cups in the freezer and warm the headtube to make things easier to fit may help, but has anyone got any other tips? Especially one for accurately determining the dead on front centre of the head tube?Posted 3 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
I was really precious first time. Second time I just did pretty much what GW says. Then rubber malleted the cups in because my headset tool always rotated them. Done 4 now I think and that’s all it needs. The Works ones have a pair of marks on so you can whack a straight edge on it easily to check.Posted 3 months agosteel4realMember
🙂 at Scruff.
I’ve only done one – a works one – found the notches sort of helped but they were hidden from view when using the headset press. They should laser etch the alignment line on and further down the cup. Cups were super tight.
Also did one at a time and sort of shimmed the press becasue of the angle of the face on the cup. Once the first one is in, second is easier.
Worth measuring and marking a centre line of top tube and head tube for good alignment.Posted 3 months agocookeaaSubscriber
Well that was easier to fit than I expected, seems nice and smooth without play.
Of slight concern, the steerer is very close to flush with the top of the Stem clamp, it appears it gets just enough compression using the Works top cap as it has a very shallow lip around the edge, but I’m tempted to see if I can either locate a 1~2mm spacer to go under the stem, or maybe a shallower stem so I can put a normal spacer on top.
But yes, I seem to have been unduly concerned about precision… cheers allPosted 3 months ago
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