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hencio
05-09-2012, 09:59 PM
I'm working on a new bike build, and I'm installing my very first headset. Cup pressing went fine, but I notice that the crown race that came with the headset is nylon, rather than metal. I've looked over the directions a few times, and I don't see how it could be anything else, but wanna make sure that I'm not missing something. The headset is a Crane Creek series 10.

Thanks

Rick

SpokeGrenadeSR
05-09-2012, 10:43 PM
id have a hard time believing that's right, i doubt nylon would last the installation. got any pics of all the pieces?

edit: strike all that, a quick google search says nylon is it.
http://www.canecreek.com/manuals/2011_Cane_Creek_OEM_10.pdf
last item in the little chart of the 2nd page

learn something new every day

hencio
05-09-2012, 11:37 PM
I see it in the directions, but it is still seems a little wrong. I guess I'll have to trust it.

Dirt
05-10-2012, 12:15 PM
I see it in the directions, but it is still seems a little wrong. I guess I'll have to trust it.
In theory the nylon is just there to align the fork in the bearing. I'm honestly not really thrilled that CC has started using nylon in such high stress areas. Keep an eye on it.

hencio
05-10-2012, 01:27 PM
I'm honestly not really thrilled that CC has started using nylon in such high stress areas. Keep an eye on it.
Hey Pete, do you know if a metal crown race would be compatible with this headset? This is all new territory for me.

Dirt
05-10-2012, 02:23 PM
Hey Pete, do you know if a metal crown race would be compatible with this headset? This is all new territory for me.
I don't know. I haven't used Cane Creek headsets in many years. You'd need to ask a CC dealer.

SpokeGrenadeSR
05-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Hey Pete, do you know if a metal crown race would be compatible with this headset? This is all new territory for me.
is it a cartridge or loose ball headset? if it's cartridge, then the crown race plays a much less important role than if it were loose ball..with cartridge it really just acts as an interface so the cartridge doesnt slide around on the fork crown.
i wouldn't worry about it. let it be and see what happens.

hencio
05-10-2012, 04:55 PM
It is a cartridge