[CR]Headset dimensions & difficulties

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Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 16:14:06 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Warren & Elizabeth" <warbetty@sympatico.ca>
Subject: [CR]Headset dimensions & difficulties

I'm swapping out the Tange headset on my Centurion track bike and I'm finding that the steerer is a little larger than my races. The steerer measures 26.8 at the base while two different NOS steel headsets measure in at 26.6. That may not seem like a big diff, but it is sizeable when trying to push those hardened steel races down flush to the fork crown.

Are there subtle"oversized" headsets or does this require a different form of persuasion. Should I just button up the headset and it will press together fine?


Warren Young