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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Mar 2021

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I reckon getting a 1 inch one for my other bike may not be possible though.

    Top bits of this might work (if it really is 1", the photo is obv of a 1 1/8" headset).

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    Ah ok yeah that looks like it.

    I looked at it on my pone before and couldn't/didn't see that image.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Not entirely sure.

    I remember I tried to find CK branded versions of the bits I needed and gave up. I already had the fake headset so tried it out and it was close enough.

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    Buy a dedicated ss cog. The cogs in your cassette will have shifting ramps and shaped teeth that makes getting the chain off the cog much easier. Not really what you want.

    If your free hub body is aluminium then get a ss cog with a wide base so it doesn’t dig in.

    Qr skewer should work, it holds your wheel in place just now doesn’t it? If your current one is of the open cam design I’d recommend you replace it with a decent Shimano one.

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    I think it can be the actual headset cup that makes contact with the steerer or the very edge of the bearing or something.

    IMO it’s a pretty fatal flaw in King headsets and it’s very telling that they defended their decision not to pay the licence fee to use the wedge system by saying their design was better yet changed to a wedge design as soon as the licence ran out.

    It seems like it’s a known problem (especially among mechanics, show any decent mech that steerer and they’ll know you’ve used a King headset) but for some reason no one wants to call CK out on it. Like CK stuff holds such reverence that folk don’t want to talk ill of it.

    All I know for certain is that I’ve personally never come across that kind of steerer damage that was caused by anything other than a King headset.

    I do have a King headset on one of my bikes (it was in a bundle of stuff I bought which included the fork with the damage that I mentioned in my last post) but I threw away the CK scuff washer and top cover and run it with a wedge and top cover off an £8 eBay fake.

    I don’t think the structural integrity of your fork will be affected really. Afaik the damage happens via wear and not compression so the damage you see on the surface should be the extent of it if you know what I mean.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Minimals that’d been used with a king headset?

    I noticed the band in your ad.

    King headsets are shite for this.

    In this case it doesn’t look very significant. If you lay something like a steel rule or Stanley blade up against the steerer it’ll illustrate a lot more clearly how much (or little) wear there is.

    I’ve bought an alloy steerer fork with quite a significant groove (also from a King headset) but the price was right in that case and I would definitely be more reticent to buy a carbon fork with any kind of damage.

    If the damage to your steerer is as minor as it looks and you can photograph them to show that more clearly then you’ll probably get them sold for a decent amount.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    For how much the wheel is likely to be moved in the dropout I reckoned a static mount was ok.

    I fitted one of these tabs to a frame for someone and they are getting on well with it.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I'm actually getting really tempted to build this up with a front wheel in the back end and no chain for pumptrack wierdness!

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