this post is only for cheapskates like me who already have the parts and like to tweak. Obviously, original PACE parts are the way to go if you're anal about your builds. See with user "justbackdated
" for your metal needs.Ingredients needed
- PACE 1" 1/8 crown
- 1" RST steerer (any 1" steerer may work, but RST is guaranteed)
- 28.6 to 27.2 reducer shim from ebay
The bottom bulge on the RST steerer tube (absent on PACE steerer tubes) measures in at exactly 27.2. I was surprised since the crown race from my 1" headset has "26.4" written on it.
The shim is too long. Hacksaw it down so it lines up with the top of the crown.
Heat the crown race, hammer down, hiding the unused space left by the PACE crown race collar.
Et voilà : it's dirty, but it's all hidden. Now go RIDE !