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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Okay. Maybe that's the way to go. It just seems a bit strange if they include a headset which don't fits perfect. That's actually pretty irritating.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Make sure your crown race is seated the same amount all the way around the fork. Otherwise the bearing will be binding in one direction and loose in the other.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Yes, will do.

It's pretty hard to disalign the lower bearing. It can nearly only happen if the frame is made wrong. I will get back when i have given it another try.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Hello again!

I have now taken the crown race off and taken a picture. The downside is not totally flat as you see. Also a picture of the fork crown is attached.

What do you guys say?


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:18 pm 
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That's what mine looked like. I have the Neco headset.

I used a piece of PVC pipe of the right diameter (it fit neatly on the flat part of the crown race) and greased the fork.
I have read warnings about putting force on the underside of the fork crown, so I grabbed the fork legs
with the fork upside down and whacked the fork and pipe against the floor.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Thx.
That's exactly what I did. I will try again. Maybe sand a bit?


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:58 am 
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Don´t sand. Put a little liquid soap + PVC pipe method.

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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:18 am 
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Will do chief.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Actually, it looks to me like he crown race was fully seated in the frst pic-here's mine-the gap may be just the was it is
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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:23 pm 
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It looks like it's exactly the same.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:26 pm 
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How about an image of the crown race with the bearing seated on top? My suspicion is that the bearing supplied is incorrect and does not have the correct inner/outer angles which does not allow it to fully seat against the inner race inside the headtube. Alternately, measure the stack height of the crown race and bearing and compare to the measurement inside the headtube, if the wrong bearing has been supplied, other than a lower profile headset bearing, no amount of tinkering is going to resolve it.

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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Aside from appearance, its not a problem, I've ridden the bike hard for 2 weeks now, and it rides/handles spectacularly.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:00 pm 
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If you're really concerned http://www.diymtb.com/displayItems.asp?cid=58 has the bearings in 8,7 and12(!)mm applications. If the stock bearing is 8, 7 will make it "look better" but I would want to be sure that the top of the crown doesn't rub on the lower headtube.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:10 pm 
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I have the same gap with my Chris King Nothreadset and Funda fork - the crown race is thick enough to create a gap, and the lower bearing cup doesn't extend low enough on the sides to cover it. But it's not wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:54 pm 
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anyone using a chain catcher with this frame? Which one?


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