Transition Scout & Headsets.
So, caught a good deal on a TR Scout and loving it but one thing bugs me:
That gap around the upper headset cup…
Anyone aware of a set thats a little wider lipped than the rest or am I going to have to break out the Tamiya and get painting!
Already picked up a top set from Superstar Components and as good as it is it’s also bang on the same size.Posted 5 months ago
“Sure its preloaded properly and all headset bits are in the right order?” Not at all sure no… new to this so bought from a reputable shop. From the minefield that is headsets, everything looks present and correct. Will take it to the local shop see what they think.Posted 5 months agoandyeccSubscriber
Can’t post photos from here but my 2016 Scout has an FSA headset which sits perfectly flush.Posted 5 months ago
I’ve just noticed that my brand new Patrol with FSA headset looks like the pic in the OP.
Both fit and work perfectly.
I would suggest ignoring it completely and riding the snot out of your totally awesome new bike!
Welcome to the Transition family but be warned – they are a bit addictive.joemmoMember
An internal HS shouldn’t really need facing. I’d be annoyed if a shop did that to my bike without me expressly asking for it
Indeed. No need to face this for a drop in headset. If they’ve taken the top coat of paint off it might be worth sealing it with some clear lacquer.Posted 5 months agoKamakazieSubscriber
Not a Scout but I added a -2 degree angleset to my Bandit as well as upping the travel to 160mm.
This roughly results in a similar BB height and a -3 headangle (65ish).
Hard to pinpoint the benefit as it was running 160mm forks in the beginning so higher BB, slacker SA and slightly slacker HA than designed, but to me it feels better everywhere, particularly on the climbs.Posted 4 months ago
I see no reason for steeper HAs.Johnny PanicSubscriber
The Hope headsets will run flush as they have a nice little rubber sealing washer under the collar and some thin spacers under there so you can make sure the collar sits and seals properly. Not all headsets do that.
Saying that, it’s still possible that the FSA on yours isn’t properly assembled. Be unusual for a shop to get that wrong though….Posted 4 months ago
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