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Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby melbnut » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:51 pm

Evening all,

I just installed a new stem on my bike. Then noticed the below metal showing under the bottom of my headset.. i have no idea if it was there before or i have caused it when changing the stem.

There is no play that i can feel or see when moving the bike back and forward under brakes ect.

Thoughts? I want to ride into work tomorrow so if anyone can tell me if its unusual that would be great!
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby ball bearing » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:54 pm

It's the crown race and it looks OK.
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby bychosis » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:56 pm

If it's all working right then you just haven't noticed it before and all is good.

Looks the goods too, pics of the whole rig?
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby melbnut » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:00 pm

thanks :) i hope i just didnt notice it.. you know that thought you get when you go ""hmm i dont think that was there before" .. then in my head my whole front end was falling off as i descend king lake :)

I will put up some pics of it in the gallery. I have been slack on that. Its a Parlee z1
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby Duck! » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:19 pm

It's fine. :-)
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby biker jk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:21 pm

Interesting set up. I've never seen a spacer between the bottom of the head tube and the bottom bearing. My CK external bearing headset also has the fork crown exposed, although the gap is smaller than yours.
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby melbnut » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:31 pm

hmm no idea.. i hope its not an issue. its been like that for a year i guess. and been worked on by three very good mechanics..
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby biker jk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:46 pm

melbnut wrote:hmm no idea.. i hope its not an issue. its been like that for a year i guess. and been worked on by three very good mechanics..


I didn't suggest there was a problem just that I hadn't seen that set up.
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby melbnut » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:52 pm

i was just freaking out :) ill ride it tomorrow and hope it doesnt fall apart!!!
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby open roader » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:19 pm

melbnut wrote:i was just freaking out :) ill ride it tomorrow and hope it doesnt fall apart!!!


I have fitted two of these Chris King threadless headsets ........ one is 3.5+ years old - no issues with either unit. This is what the lower crown race looks like when correctly fitted into the lower cup. The crown race is not upside down nor is the headset too loose.

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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby Duck! » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:31 pm

biker jk wrote:Interesting set up. I've never seen a spacer between the bottom of the head tube and the bottom bearing. My CK external bearing headset also has the fork crown exposed, although the gap is smaller than yours.

It's not common, but there are a few frames which have the aluminium headtube liner extending beyond the rim of the carbon tube. This would be one of them.
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Re: Does this look right please? (ASAP)

Postby melbnut » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:46 pm

Duck! wrote:
biker jk wrote:Interesting set up. I've never seen a spacer between the bottom of the head tube and the bottom bearing. My CK external bearing headset also has the fork crown exposed, although the gap is smaller than yours.

It's not common, but there are a few frames which have the aluminium headtube liner extending beyond the rim of the carbon tube. This would be one of them.


seems to be on all the Parlee z1 from what i can see (the spacer under the headtube)
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