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fsa. h/set

Postby freddiegrubb » Mon Oct 15, 2012 21:55 pm

Headset needed adjusting, usual 5 min. job, went out for spin- needed adjusting again, this has happened twice- third time I took off the head cap expecting to see a steer tube & a starnut. No chance , underneath was an allen set pin with the centre drilled & tapped to take the cap head securing set pin. Delving deeper I find out it's an fsa. orbit intergrated cartridge h/set, anybody know where I can get any tech. info before I go any further? I've visited Mr. Sheldon but can't seem to find anything relating to this type of h/set

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Re: fsa. h/set

Postby nicklouse » Mon Oct 15, 2012 22:08 pm

what you are looking at is an expander. fit allen key and undo a little so you can move it down the steerer (if it is bottoming out the top cap.? and the tighten.

then adjust headset as normal.

looks something like

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if you cant find it on Sheldon then use Parktools

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Re: fsa. h/set

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Tue Oct 16, 2012 09:16 am

i've got that ^^^

got it from here

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=2218

if you need info

I'll see if I've got the instructions somewhere - what you do - from memory is - turn the screw until the wedges expand and make a snuggish fit in the steerer- i made the wedges wider that the steerer and reduced them as it made for a tighter fit - you should be able to put it in the steerer without it dropping in - when its in you simply tighten it.
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Re: fsa. h/set

Postby freddiegrubb » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:58 am

Many thanks folks, I knew these bungs existed but didn't know I had one until now, Mr. Parks pictures were very good & well worth a print out for further ref. Armed with this awareness I shall proceed ( I like to make haste slowly) cheers.

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Re: fsa. h/set

Postby freddiegrubb » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:50 pm

Update---- took the headcap off & sure enough it was "bottoming" out onto the bung, slackened off the bung slightly - tapped it down2-3 mm - torqued to 6nm. ( max. is 8nm.) according to Mr.fsa. fitted headcap & tightened to take out the play in the forks. Went for a ride & all is well, I'm now one happy & wiser bunny.


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