I'm refurbishing an old Tricross Singlecross. And I'm confused by the headset. I've pulled it apart and there are cups/races top and bottom. Do I just knock them out with a cup remover? I'm totally replacing the headset and need to remove all the gubbins for the powder coating.
Specialized headsets are a shitemare.
Think you knock those cups out then will be able to fit an integrated style headset.
@BrickMan knows the score I think?
Just went through the same process with a similar era spesh frame, it's a proprietary system called 'mindset'. Can be a bit tricky to get the tool to sit on the edge of the cup as there's a lip right before it but yeah you can just knock them out
Still stuck on finding a sealed bearing replacement though, I think they're 39mm but seem to be extra deep? I'm not very clued up on headset standards
Thanks @yokes and a quick Google yielded this.
"…any pair of cartridge bearings which fit the Cane Creek standard (45/36, 41.2mm OD, 6.5mm high) will work..."
Hmm, the frame I'm working on isn't a tricross so may be a different size but 40mm bearings are too big
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