Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:49 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:47 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:42 pm
Posts: 320
Location: Accrington
Ok... time for probably the first of many dumbass questions.

The frame I'm hoping to build up uses an integrated headset. It came with most of a headset, but I'm not sure what, if anything is missing, as I'm new to the ahead system in general, especially integrated ones.

Obviously, the top cap is missing, but I have one of those. I don't have a crown race, as such, but then it uses cartridge bearings, so the bottom race is part of it.

Can anyone point me in the right direction.. pics attached

Top Bit
Image

Insert
Image

Bearing cup and bearings assembled
Image

Bearing components
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:03 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
looks ok to me :? or am i wrong :?

thats semi-hoop near the bottom though, you should put back in as it holds in the bearing seal

are you considering a new one or on a budget?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:25 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:42 pm
Posts: 320
Location: Accrington
I'm definitely on a budget, and the bearings seem fine. I took it apart to give it a clean as it was a bit manky.

I'm hoping to just pop in some shiny new ball bearings and fresh grease.

I'm familiar with the circlip holding the bearing in, but took a picture of it to make it clear what I have.

I figured there must be SOMETHING that goes on the fork crown for the lower bearing to sit against as it IS tapered.

I need to get my backside into gear as I need to have it built by September, and I have barely even started stripping/polishing the frame.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:04 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 2981
Location: Super Sussex by the Sea
I'm pretty sure you still need a crown race - a mate of mine changed forks on his old bike and left the crown race on the old forks, the headset tightened up and the forks didn't fall out but by turning the forks it was quite clear it needed the crown race - lots of grinding and tight spots!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:09 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
oh i didnt realise that!
i thought that last part was it

yes, you will need a crown race to sit in there


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:24 am 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:05 am
Posts: 4512
Location: Wirral
I had a similar one on a carrera subway , cleaned it and cou,dnt get it to run smooth .On closer examination the races were well pitted so i had to get one of those halfords fsa ones £19.99 :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:22 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:42 pm
Posts: 320
Location: Accrington
Thanks mate. I've just had a look on the Halfords site, but they don't specify the OD of the bearing cups... Could always ask them to measure I guess.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:04 am 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:05 am
Posts: 4512
Location: Wirral
I took mine up to show them and one technician tried to sell me pedal bearings for the headset.. :( slight difference I said ..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:26 am 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
degs, next time consider gub ones :wink:
they work out to a bit cheaper than the one you mentioned (shipped)
http://www.allez-bid.com/store/Headsets/GUB_PRO_Internal_Headset_1_1_8_inch_5_colors_


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group