Re: [CR]Headset:Road to Track Conversion?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

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Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 10:22:26 -0500
To: <nickzz@mindspring.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Headset:Road to Track Conversion?


Nick Zatezalo asked:
>I am selling a Nuovo Record Road headset on eBay.A bidder has
>asked,if this unit can be used on a track frame.Is it possible?What
>modifications need to be made to make it work?

The principal difference between "road" and "track" headsets is stack height.

Road headsets are taller, and won't fit on some forks that have had their steerers cut to short.

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