I'm going to be replacing the cheap-as-chips headset which came fitted to my Raleigh Gran Sport frame and forks with a Campag record pista. I went to fit the fork race, expecting an interference fit involving a pipe and a hammer, but instead I find that the fork race slips into place with no interference at all.
Photo of the bare fork:
Photo of the race fitted:
I wouldn't describe the fit as loose, there is a tiny bit of play but this isn't what I expected. So:
- should I be worried about this? Would the race rotate against the fork instead of the bearing against the race?
- if so, what should I do? Glue? Shim? Or something else?
1983 Raleigh Gran Sport refurb
1980something Falcon (STI upgrade)
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