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    Headset assembly

    Hi ,
    This is my first bike build so i guess this is the right forum for me. I'm putting in an FSA pig headset. On the upper cup , does the bearing ring go into the cup cage side first or with the cage facing up ?
    I put it in cage up already but thought about it and this does not seem right , so just to confirm with someone who knows.

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    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=65

    that should answer your questions.

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    Or:

    Bearing side UP

    Retainer side Down

    Straight from the FSA Pig Headset installation manual. Didn't you get one?

    Hope that helps.

    Matt
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    Thanks for replying fellas , i did'nt get a manual with the headset. I guess they dont ship 'em that way over here.
    I figured it out but now i'm not sure because my headset only works the other way around. When i tried to install it retainer side down the steering was totally stiff when i "preloaded" the bearings by tightening top nut a little bit whereas with retainer up my steering works perfectly . Whats up with that ?

    When ya think about it it makes sense , the steering needs to roll around in the cup , no ?

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