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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:19 pm 
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Any idea why my headset is tight, I just changed my forks and fitted the crownrace as usual and put the headset back together exactly how its was, my headset is a ritchey wcs and my new forks sid team. If the forks are the problem then what headset should work?????? never had this before.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:57 pm 
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have you tried loosening the stem and top cap slightly


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:45 am 
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IMHO the race on the fork may not be fully seated.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Thanks people, I tried both suggestions, striped and re-seated the fork race and now seems to smooth without play, I suspect it was the fork race but cant be sure, anyway it saved me running out and buying a CHRIS KING.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:34 pm 
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Erm...ah..erm......are you going to cut that steerer down :?: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:41 am 
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the spacers probably weigh more than the frame


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:39 pm 
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LoL dude I just fitted the forks I don't want to be cutting the steerer until I'm happy with the set-up, I know it looks crap but new spacers on the way.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:59 pm 
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Good idea, still leave a bit extra.

One of the worst things - you cut forks, love the forks. New frame, forks dont fit :facepalm:


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