Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:36 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:05 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:10 am
Posts: 4473
Location: Bristol
As you may know, I'm riding around this winter on me lovely little road bike. Problem is I've just fitted a lovely new Ultegra headset to replace the completely dead Shimano 600 and it's stackheight's too tall for the locknut...AAGGHH!!!
What can I do? I imagined I could bodge it with threadlock and an overtightened headset nut ( yes, I know it'll kill quick but it's a small price to pay ). Otherwise, anyone know of ( links welcome! ) any low stack 1" headsets or forks with REALLY LONG steerers? Thanks for reading.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:28 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3833
Location: Somerset
Get in touch with Argos. I had a Shimano 600 on my Dyna Tech and when it was resprayed they replaced it with a Tange headset, specifically to replace ultra low stack height headsets.

I would not bodge it, better not to ride than to wreck the thread on the forks.

I am sure they have them on the shelf, you could pick one up on Monday and be sorted.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:13 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:10 am
Posts: 4473
Location: Bristol
Ooh lush, keep it coming!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:24 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
Section Moderator & South West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:33 pm
Posts: 8157
Location: new forest
the tange headset is a good option but i think you might still beable to get the 600, there's a guy called joe whisker who has a shop and distributer company who specializes in new old stock, could have sworn we got one of the 600 headsets off him about 2 or 3 months back for the same reason you need one, he does charge a bit of a premium though. try getting the tange but if you want to go for the 600 let me know and i'll try and find his number on monday, can't remember what his shop is called!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:41 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 8202
Location: New Forest, UK
I'd also try a Campagnolo headset - they always seem to have a lower stack height than almost anything else.

If you splash out and buy a Record one then it'll be the last one you buy as it has grease ports on the side - a squirt every month or so sees them go on just about forever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:50 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:10 am
Posts: 4473
Location: Bristol
Okay, I'm trying the locktight threadlock solution first...I'll tell you how I get on.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:04 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:27 pm
Posts: 2728
Location: In the Woods. . .
I know whe I worked in the bike shop, the STX headset was the lowest stack height you could get, partly because of the way the re-entrant top bearings were. They're as cheap as chips, and yo may be able to get away with just changing the top half. They're only about £13.
OR, do you know what a headtube mill and reamer is.?? You use it for facing the headset (critical for the likes of king etc),and if you're particularly insipred, you can easily mill 2mm off each end of you headtubbe alloing you to get another 4 threads engaged. Woudl this be enough.

This is not a bodge. Proper engineering solution. . . :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:15 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:12 pm
Posts: 5785
jonnyboy666 wrote:
the tange headset is a good option but i think you might still beable to get the 600, there's a guy called joe whisker who has a shop and distributer company who specializes in new old stock...... can't remember what his shop is called!


J.D.Whiskers in Hertfordshire. Odd opening hours, slightly odd guys but a retro road haven!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:08 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:10 am
Posts: 4473
Location: Bristol
Hmmmm.....good thinking lads. I'll try the threadlock for a day or two and I've a 20 year old Tange Sekei and an unused STX RC in the Tardis ( spares bin visible from space ) as plan Bs.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], jocarl011 and 34 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group