Re: [CR]Headset size question

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:59:52 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Headset size question
From: Fredrick Yavorsky <>
To: Steven Willis <>, Michael Davies <>, "" <>
In-Reply-To: <000601c4b075$7ffbff20$0bfd998d@t1s9z1>

Steven offers good advice. I happened to have a friend with a Park crown cutter and I also had a headset I wanted to use with the wrong size fork crown, so it was a 5 or 10 minute satisfying job. I also got to use the Cyclus headset tools that I bought from Renaissance through the CR list. Originality was not a factor in my case. Fred ********************************** Fred Yavorsky Jenkintown, PA

> From: "Steven Willis" <>
> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:06:52 -0700
> To: "Fredrick Yavorsky" <>, "Michael Davies"
> <>, <>
> Subject: Re: [CR]Headset size question
> There may be more then just the two but there is at least two. 27.0 and
> 26.4. Before you do any thing get it measured and find out what you have.
> The tool to cut it is very pricey you may need to take it to a shop and have
> it cut. But, this will change the originality you may want to think about
> that too. I have a pile of old head sets in box here that may fit. So please
> measure it first. Good luck.
> Steven Willis
> 1778 East Second Street
> Scotch Plains NJ 07076
> 908-322-3330
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fredrick Yavorsky" <>
> To: "Michael Davies" <>; <>
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 11:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Headset size question
>> I just had this same problem. Discovered that the fork crown race comes in
>> more than one size. You can either find a headset to match the fork crown,
>> or do what I did and have the fork crown cut to match the headset.
>> Here's a link to the Park tools site with instructions:
>> Fred
>> **********************************
>> Fred Yavorsky
>> Jenkintown, PA
>>> From: Michael Davies <>
>>> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 11:26:03 -0700 (PDT)
>>> To:
>>> Subject: [CR]Headset size question
>>> Is there something fundamentally different in size
>>> between a 1" headset on older English bikes and the 1"
>>> headsets currently available? I recently retrieved
>>> several of my old bike frames (from childhood) from my
>>> parents basement as I wanted to ride fixed gear and
>>> this seemed the most economical way to go about it.
>>> Among these frames are a Viking (1950's vintage, I
>>> think) and a Claud Butler (early 1940's I think).
>>> Unfortunately, both these frames were missing their
>>> headsets, and when I attempted to use a 1" headset I
>>> had on hand (from a totalled 1989 Trek 1500) I
>>> discovered the bottom race would not fit the fork on
>>> either bike...the diameter of the raised section at
>>> the bottom of the fork is slightly bigger than the
>>> internal diameter of the race, meaning the race would
>>> have to stretch quite a bit to get it on there. I've
>>> solved the problem temporarily by installing the Trek
>>> fork and headset in the Viking....I now have a rather
>>> Frankensteinish looking bike with a hideous looking
>>> frame and creaking 60 year old 27" rear wheel with BH
>>> airlite flip-flop hub, attached to a spiffy looking
>>> front fork and 700c front wheel. It rides nicely
>>> though.
>>> Am I overlooking something in getting the current
>>> headset to fit the old forks and if not, does anyone
>>> have the correct headset for sale? I'd really like to
>>> get the Claud Butler back on the road as it has great
>>> sentimental value to me.
>>> Thanks Mike Davies
>>> St Louis