Something to Do (Part 6)

Posted by Dutchman Monday, October 26, 2009

Headset Installation

I ordered a Cane Creek S3 Headset for the Sanner. After having the headtube reamed and faced at a local LBS, I pressed the bearing cups with a Park HHP-3 after first coating the inside of the tube with Phil Wood grease.

I had read on the internet that one could seat the crown race on a 1 1/8 inch steerer tube by using a 1 1/4 inch PVC pipe. So, after a run to the nearby Home Depot, I returned with a 24 inch section for the total cost of $2.07 including tax. I compared the O.D. of the race to the I.D. of the pipe, and discovered the fit was perfect. The pipe would touch the outside surface of the race, but not the actual point where the sealed bearing would make contact. I greased the race and crown, and slipped the pipe over the tube. A quick rap with a rubber mallot, and the race was perfectly seated.

I am still waiting on a Tektro cable hanger for the front brake cable, so won't be able to install the fork until it arrives.


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