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Crown race question

Postby Bikeit65 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:11 pm

I am going to replace the front forks on a CAAD 10, but today i called into a LBS and spoke to one of the mechanics regarding the forks and he advised me to buy a new crown race for the new forks and not to use the crown race from the old forks, but as the LBS didn't sell Cannondale bikes he was unsure what size and type i would need to buy, anyone here know which crown race i will need to order?
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Re: Crown race question

Postby Monty Dog » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:33 pm

No reason to change the crown race at all - it's a static part and doesn't wear IME. If you can remove the old one without damaging the fork.
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Re: Crown race question

Postby nicklouse » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:44 pm

Bikeit65 wrote:I am going to replace the front forks on a CAAD 10, but today i called into a LBS and spoke to one of the mechanics regarding the forks and he advised me to buy a new crown race for the new forks and not to use the crown race from the old forks, but as the LBS didn't sell Cannondale bikes he was unsure what size and type i would need to buy, anyone here know which crown race i will need to order?

err you should use the one you have.

crown races are not always available as spares.
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Re: Crown race question

Postby thecycleclinic » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:49 pm

Your CAAD 10 will use cartidge bearings the corwn race should not wear at all. Keep good headset parts as spares always. You never know when you or someone else will need them.
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Re: Crown race question

Postby Bikeit65 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:54 pm

To use the one i have from the faulty forks is it a hard job to remove it and refit without damage?
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Re: Crown race question

Postby jomoj » Tue Dec 11, 2012 22:27 pm

Like I wrote in your other thread you need a crown race remover to pull it off the fork and your LBS should have one if they are half decent. They should also have a crown race setter to put it back on the new fork. Both tools will do the job without damaging either part if used properly.

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Re: Crown race question

Postby Bikeit65 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 22:31 pm

Thanks folks, as always a very helpful crew.
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Re: Crown race question

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Dec 12, 2012 07:58 am

Bikeit65 wrote:Thanks folks, as always a very helpful crew.


You can fit it with a length of PVC pipe of the right diameter and a hammer, as for removing it, as the fork is to scrap, you can gently tap it along the girth with a large screwdriver and a mallet... it will come out.


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