Re: [CR] Reaming and Facing Headsets-ON TOPIC!!

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 08:53:40 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Reaming and Facing Headsets-ON TOPIC!!

On 11/03/2009 03:04 PM, BOB FREITAS wrote:
> This is certainly an on topic discussion............
> Very few of us are building frames.
> But what we are doing , is buying used (sometimes REAL used) bikes
> and Frames or trying to maintain them. Many times I have had a bike that
> I could not get the headset to correctly adjust (classic diagnosis is
> headset that goes from tight to loose with very little in between).After
> proper facing the problems go away and they are easy to maintain and
> adjust.
> Recent thread about tools that you consider necessary should probably
> include a good head tube Facer/reamer some of which will press the head
> cups in also.
> I think ''Dales Garage'' is all about Vintage Lightweight
> ownership and its issues

I agree, particularly as tools for 1" threaded headsets become more scare in local shops. I'd also include a wide variety of freewheel tools as a good investment.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA