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 Post subject: Lefty Jake crown races
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Anyone know where I can buy some crown races for a lefty from?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:15 am 
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If you mean the headset bearings, try here,

http://qwertycycles.co.uk/collections/headsets

Haven't bought anything off them yet, waiting on them getting damper rebuild kit for my Lefty back in stock.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:58 am 
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It's just the races I nead, the bearings are fine but in the Raven they sit flush in the head tube so the lefty clamps rub on the head tube. The fatty had a lower race built into the steerer and the stem acted as a top race. It really only needs a couple of steel washers or shims but it's nearly impossible to find the right size.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:14 am 
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What about some thin 1.5" headset spacers?

Although, thinking about it, the Headshok steerer was a touch over 1.5"... they could work though?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:19 am 
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Yeah I was thinking about that, not sure you would get any quite thin enough though?Most head set spacers I have used have never been a tight fit so there might be enough 'slack' in them to fit one on?I could do to take the steerer to a bike shop and try one. Not sure any local bike shops will suply 1.5" spacers round this neck of the woods. The only other thing I found was an old 1 1/8th headset cup, if I could cut the inner peice off the outer lip is kust about perfect size.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:26 am 
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What about a plumber's merchants? They sell washers in all shapes and sizes.

So are you putting the Lefty on the 4000SL then? That'll look lush!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:31 am 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 0&start=15

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:36 am 
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:shock: That's stunning.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:40 am 
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Thankyou, I absolutely love it, it flew round Gisburn. Just need to get the front disc brake on and eventually I think ill put a disc adaptor on the back and run discs front and rear. i don't like having mismatched wheels so it's a good excuse to upgrade :wink: . Im not sure if an A2Z disc adaptor will work with the swing arm though?maybe one of those brake therapy ones which attach to the v brake post might work better, but anyway for now im loving it!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:52 am 
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jskdog wrote:
Thankyou, I absolutely love it, it flew round Gisburn. Just need to get the front disc brake on and eventually I think ill put a disc adaptor on the back and run discs front and rear. i don't like having mismatched wheels so it's a good excuse to upgrade :wink: . Im not sure if an A2Z disc adaptor will work with the swing arm though?maybe one of those brake therapy ones which attach to the v brake post might work better, but anyway for now im loving it!


You could always find a slightly later Raven or Super V frame with a disc compatible swingarm..? Swap the swingarms over and sell the spare frame :)


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