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    Headset Question (Tapered Frame and Non-Tapered Fork)

    Hi guys, my first post in this forum.

    Forgive me if I'm in the wrong section.

    So I wanted to build a custom bike with one of those Chinese carbon frames 26er 17inch and I was looking into non tapered version of the frame. After buying a non-tapered version fork, I decided to buy the frame on eBay but when I contacted seller, he said non-tapered version is out of stock (yet he had the auction running for some reason )

    So I was looking through ways to fit non-tapered fork into tapered frame and found out that you can use 1 1/2 headset with just different crown race that will allow 1 1/8 fork to fit. So I was looking into sites and eBay to buy one there are so many different types and sizes that I am not sure which one to buy.

    Can anyone help me select the right one? I don't want to buy one and ends up with wrong size/incompatible.

    My budget is under $100 with tax+shipping included.
    This is for XC and 26er bike. Fork is Fox F100 RLC.

    I would like to buy from either chainreactioncycles or eBay or Amazon.ca

    If you can kindly show headset and crown race that will work together, it will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    I was actually looking into that and some numbers I couldn't understand.

    between EC/IS/ZS, I guess IS is the integrated headset?

    when I selected IS for Top, I see 38,41,42,47.
    and for Bottom, i see 38, 41, 42, 47, 49, 52.

    What do I select for Top and Bottom? Isn't 1 1/2 is 38? then what is 1 1/8??

    Can you explain more??

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    I think those numbers refer to the diameter of the recess in the frame, which is larger than the steerer diameter.
    You need to find out the specifics of your frame.

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