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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Dumb question even by my standards.

Got a frame which came with a headset which is great, but no crown race which I assume was left on the forks when the bike was stripped.

Can I use any same sized crown on the bike? Seems a shame to buy a new one just for it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:10 pm 
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You may have the same race. Not just any will fit though, there are a few which share the same race.

Pictures and more info would be better.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Yeah as uaual I have posted without pics to explain. Not sure what make it is will post pics in the morning.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:37 pm 
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yes and no ade

what headset is it ?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:50 am 
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What Mike said. Depends what headset it is, you might be able to buy the right crown race separately.


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Here's some terrible phone pics:

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Any help appreciated.


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Thats an aerozine headset?

If the previous headset fitted to the fork had cartridge bearings then your chances are getting better.
How about a picture of the race?


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Yeah it is an aerozone.

I dont have a race crown on the forks Im thinking if using.

For the hassle, might just but a m-part cartridge headset for £15 or so as they go forever.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:26 pm 
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I reckon an fsa split race or something like that should fit. Dont quote me on it but provided the bearings are the same dimensions then the cups wont be hugely different.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/fsa-headset-orbit-xlii-crown-race-for-1-1-8-inch-split-type-prod24214/?src=froogle

Im sure crc used to have them for £4 or so.

Maybe put a wanted up before buying a new race and/or headset?


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