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    New question here. Is this headset compatible? (time-sensitive situation)

    Hi. Please, can anyone tell me if this is compatible? I believe it is, but would like further confirmation. My situation is time-sensitive. I ordered something yesterday & have to refuse delivery, if this Cane Creek fits.

    InfinityCycling.com - Cannondale Cups, Tapered, 1 1/8th

    It's the first headset at the top of the page... "Cane Creek headset. They are custom designed for a low stack height and a precision fit. Prices include Free Shipping in the USA.headset for 1 1/8th > 1.5 tapered $100.00 USD"

    My head tube is 1.5" top & bottom cups. My Fox front shock steerer tube is 1.5" to 1-1/8" tapered. Compatible right? I hope they don't mean 1-1/8" to 1.5" on the head tube.

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    If the the steerer tube is 1.5" then the cups that go in it need to be the same.But you state that fork is tapered if that is true then the cup that is in there now has been reduced . The headset should work with the fork ,Wheather it works with the frame is another question. What is the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    If the the steerer tube is 1.5" then the cups that go in it need to be the same.But you state that fork is tapered if that is true then the cup that is in there now has been reduced . The headset should work with the fork ,Wheather it works with the frame is another question. What is the frame?
    Frame is 1999 Cannondale Super V 700. I have a Fox shock coming now. Currently i have the stock Fatty Headshok fork. It's 1.5" top to bottom right now. Sorry for any info i didn't add

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    looking at the picture of the headset in the link you provided, you'll be fine. the cups appear to be the same size (1.5") and it is listed as a tapered headset which means just the ID of the top cup is smaller, to fit the tapered fork tube. also encouraging that the site lists the parts specifically for cannondale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTM View Post
    looking at the picture of the headset in the link you provided, you'll be fine. the cups appear to be the same size (1.5") and it is listed as a tapered headset which means just the ID of the top cup is smaller, to fit the tapered fork tube. also encouraging that the site lists the parts specifically for cannondale.
    Thank you very much RTM for the confirmation. Yes i agree the top & bottom cups appear to be 1.5".

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