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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:03 am 
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I just noticed the white tape on the fork crone and was wondering if I should remove or leave the tape before installing the crown race?
For sure it looks like somebody did a precise job placing the tape on this spot of the fork!

Leave or remove it?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:34 am 
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Ask the frame manufacturer to be sure? If you take it off and its supposed to be there that could be an issue as well as the reverse.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:46 pm 
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You know, I don't think it matters that that tape is there.

I've known carbon crown races that have been cut, and I've known ones that are painted and have so obviously not been cut.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:26 pm 
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For the life of me I can see no reason for that tape. I would remove it before you install the baseplate for the crown race.
I should add that the reason I would remove it is because you want the base plate of the headset to be set against a solid perfectly faced surface. That will not be the case if there is soft tape or paint that it sits on. At least remove the tape.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:09 pm 
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Leave it. If it was suppose to be removed, they would for certain label it that it must be removed before race installation.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:39 pm 
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@butcher, just curious what you think might be the possible reason for the tape in the first place? I can think of none, but I can certainly think of reasons (in my previous post) why it shouldn't be there.

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One of the reason I would think it shouldn't be there is that I saw mechanics facing the fork crown for a perfect surface before installing the race. With the tape I think you run a chance to create a un-even surface.
I did text my friend which is a wilier dealer and the frame came from to hear his opinion.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:23 pm 
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@Frankie13... Exactly

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Don't know. Long shot? Maybe that is where the seal sits.


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