[CR]Crown Race diameter


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <13.2196de56.2c86cf0f@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 22:26:28 -0500
Subject: [CR]Crown Race diameter

I just bought some nice chromed replacement forks, posibly Tange, Cinelli-type sloping fork crowns for a very reasonable price. One problem, the fork crown races are 27.0 rather than 26.4, which limits choice of headsets. Should I buy a (rather expensive) crown race cutter, or can one acceptable reduce the diameter 0.6 mm with a file? Are there issues with cutting down a chromed fork crown race?

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX