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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Please help before I decide to attack this lovely frame with something sharp or heavy.

I have a Team Zaskar frame which came to me as a frame only and I have blasted and re-powder coated, looks lush.

I am struggling to find a headset that fits properly. The frame requires a fully integrated headset, so a quick click on chainreactioncycles got me a nice Hope one.

For some strange reason GT decided to make the upper and lower bearing cups different sizes. All of the headsets I have tried already have a 7mm bearing for both upper and lower parts. GT decided to have a 7mm lower and a 3.something mm upper, thanks GT!

There must be a headset somewhere that suits the frame, but all of the shops don't seem to have clue what I'm on about (kinda used to that though!)

I see that most of the GT frames came with cane creek headsets, but their website is rather confusing.

I tried GT tech direct, but I might as well have asked my 85 yr old mother.

Please help as all I need is this blooming headset to get the bike up and running.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:22 am 
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dunno if its the same type as the re-issue, but i put a ritchey in mine:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=39382

but in a 10mm cane creek std (not campag), took a bit of fitting to the top, but works fine.

*but yours may be different

** I found GT customer servce to be very good when I had a few questions.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:17 am 
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May be worth a phone call to Hope to see if they can do anything for you as I know they do custom headsets.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:47 pm 
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Thanks guys, I have already tried Hope thinking that they may just be able to supply a smaller bearing, but they only do the one size.

I'll order a Ritchey from Chainreaction and see how I get on.

Still no reply from GT, only 3 weeks!!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:23 pm 
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good luck ross, i wanna see this built.
p.s. did you know bertr00t is brian that has my purple zaskar :)


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