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billdavis_75
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Headset Advice

Postby billdavis_75 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:39 pm

Hello,

Needing some help.

Picked up a Focus Raven hardtail needing some work.

It has tapered head tube with integrated headset.

Now i'm a little confused. I've taken out the headset and what i believe to be the race crown. However the crown race is nearly 2 inches in diameter. I'm pretty confident that the top part is 1 1/8 and so this is straight forward.
Images in like so top and bottom - bottom being larger.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68707444@N ... hotostream

The shocks are not tapered - straight.

CAn anyone help me with telling me what the right part is to buy?

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/cane-creek ... tAodyn8A6A

Thanks Bill.

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Re: Headset Advice

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:45 pm

integrated or semi-integrated - what are the internal diameters (top & bottom) of the headtube (frame)?

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Re: Headset Advice

Postby billdavis_75 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:52 pm

Integrated and tapered. Top is 1 1/8 inches and the bottom 1.5inches (but the casing is 2inches!??) I've got about 80mm on the bottom integration.

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Re: Headset Advice

Postby The Rookie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:56 pm

mrmonkfinger wrote:what are the internal diameters (top & bottom) of the headtube (frame)?

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Re: Headset Advice

Postby billdavis_75 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:07 pm

2 inches on the bottom but there is a rim in the tube and this measure 1.8inches (there or there abouts).

I've sorted the top part.

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Re: Headset Advice

Postby nicklouse » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:20 pm

billdavis_75 wrote:2 inches on the bottom but there is a rim in the tube and this measure 1.8inches (there or there abouts).

I've sorted the top part.

nope the ID of the hole. the OD of the tube means little.

and try reading the headset standards on Parktools.

Does the headset have cups?
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