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  • Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    You need to change the bottom cup from ZS44/30 (1?” zero stack) to EC44/40 (1.5″ external). Top cup should be fine.

    faz083
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    Afternoon all

    I want to change my forks on my XX44 headset (genesis alpitude) to a tapered steerer, from a straight steerer. I tried fitting them in (as I thought the reducer was on the fork rather than the cup) but they didn’t fit. Can someone show me a headset that will fit? I guess the cup needs to be basically non existent because the current is fairly low profile, however it still didn’t fit.

    cheers!

    faz083
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    Perfect explanation, thank you.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cane-creek/40-series-ec44-bottom-headset-ec026967

    Gonna go for that, will move the bearings outside the frame which makes sense. Evans because I can pick it up tomorrow.

    Does anyone know of a ‘low stack’ top cap? I have an FSA on the top which is about 12mm or something, I need a low stack one as the steerer is a bit short. By ‘top cap’ (I got the wording from the hope PDF but not sure) I mean the compression part which squeezes the bearings into the cup.

    Premier Icon nc21
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    Recently did this on my Latitude with a Reba tapered fork. Had a Cane Creek top cap which was reused with a new bearing. Sorry cant give codes – bike in LBS to have new mech hanger sourced and fitted

    faz083
    Member

    All sorted thanks, picked up the bit this morn and fitted, runs perfectly.

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