2017 Specialized Allez Sprint LTD II (Now Red Hook Crit)

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Kesselflicker
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Nefarious86 wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:52 pm
187cm tall 58cm frame 120mm stem 40cm bars 175mm cranks and 785mm saddle height. Image

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Hi,

can you tell me the bar height ?

I am 183 cm tall with a inseam about 90 cm, i think the 56 frame ist to small for me :roll: :noidea:
I ride a saddleheigh about 80 cm (centre bottom bracket to the saddle top) :noidea:

thank you

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I have a saddle height of approx 780mm. Unsure of the bar height there as I'm now on a -17° 120mm stem, Will measure it tonight.
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Please measure from the floor to the bar top.
You changed the framesetcolor :shock: Same framesize ?

Thank you for your help :thumbup:

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Nefarious86 wrote:I have a saddle height of approx 780mm. Unsure of the bar height there as I'm now on a -17° 120mm stem, Will measure it tonight.
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Hi Guys,
I am currently building my Allez Sprint frameset. I've come to the conclusion that there is a big gap between top headsetbearing and the topcap. In addition, the upper bearing is not flush pressed into the frame. a seal between topcap and upper bearing shell was not available. for the forkcrown also missing the disc which is between forkcrown and lower bearing.

should it be like that in the picture?
How can I get rid of the gap?

I think the fork centering ring is the problem because this can not be pushed far enough into the camp, in the photo you can see something above.

thank you for the help :thumbup:
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Kesselflicker wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 am
Hi Guys,
I am currently building my Allez Sprint frameset. I've come to the conclusion that there is a big gap between top headsetbearing and the topcap. In addition, the upper bearing is not flush pressed into the frame. a seal between topcap and upper bearing shell was not available. for the forkcrown also missing the disc which is between forkcrown and lower bearing.

should it be like that in the picture?
How can I get rid of the gap?

I think the fork centering ring is the problem because this can not be pushed far enough into the camp, in the photo you can see something above.

thank you for the help :thumbup:

allezsprint.jpeg
I also think it could be the c-ring, you could take it off and bring to the bike shop and tell them about the issue and ask if they have some spare c-rings

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Some bearing covers come with little spacer rings to solve the opposite problem to yours (bearing cover is too domed which means compression of the headset doesn't work), so it could be that there are too many of them :noidea:.
Taking apart the whole assembly and starting again might show up the problem too.

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@Kesselflickr: It looks to me like the compression ring isn't seated in the bearing properly. There is still quite a big gap in the "split" of the compression ring, indicating maybe it could be pushed down further. Take the stem off, and take a couple of flat head screwdrivers and see if you can't get the compression ring to seat further in by pushing down on the sides around the steertube, taking care not to gouge the steertube in the process.
The slight protrusion of the bearing beyond the top of the headtube is fairly normal, and some top covers have little seals to cover that, so long as you can get the top cover to seat properly, which it clearly isn't in the picture. Doesn't hurt to put a good layer of marine grease on the outer top surface of the bearing and around th edges to provide a water barrier if the top cover doesn't do a very good job on its own.
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Hello guys, Thanks for your help. I also think that a part is missing. With ebay classifieds (https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 478-217-85) you can one spacer see, the spacer is installed between Bearing and Topcap. Unfortunately, Specialized Germany is not ready to help me. They told me to contact a dealer. Does anyone of you have a part number for the spacer ring? I would like to avoid squeezing the bearing. I also believe that the centering ring still further into it. I once ordered a cheap "Pro" Upper Bearing IS 41 / 28.6 in the hope that it fits better.

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by SpecializedColnago

There is a plastic ring that goes on the frame under the upper headset bearing cover that should come with the frame that closes that gap you are seeing. I have seen some people mistake the plastic piece for some sort of crown race and they install it on the bottom between the fork and lower headset bearings.

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Yup, that small plastic ring should do the trick. At first it seems as if it doesn't fit but with a little help you should get over there nice and snugg.

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I just saw on Instagram that Specialized is releasing the 2018 Redhook bike. I called my local specialized dealer and they are not able to order it yet. I'm guessing someone here knows when we can actually place the order. I'm hoping it comes with the painted wheels to match although that will probably double the price. I missed last year and fingers crossed I get it this year.

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