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    headsett bits - which way up ?

    Sorry for my ignorance,But Im just wanting to check on this
    I took the headset apart (super v 500) as it won't stop rocking back and forward,
    No matter how much I tighten the bolt it won't stop moving,

    I took some pics to show how I think it goes together ..

    The bearings go flat on the bottom,
    And the beveled edge (bearing race) of the above part goes on top,
    As in the pic correct ?

    And the top ..

    i hope it looks like this ?

    Without the headset in the frame the steer tube moves slightly,
    And it seems the headsett won't actualy prevent this,
    Its a 97 model and its got the same bearings that the bike came with (slightly embarasing)
    Could it just be worn out ?
    If so .. could anyone recomend a good replacment ?

    Thanks,

    KK..

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    FSA pig, or the downhill version, is a good reliable bullet proof headset and they usually sell for about $20USD on Ebay. The standard though seems to be Cris King but they're big dough. You already have the reducers.
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    Thanks
    Im hoping not to have to remove anything from the frame,Just drop the new thing onto the existing top,
    Would the fat pig just replace the stuff in the pic i posted above ?

    Its realy only the top unit I need as the bottom reducer cone bearing race is still perfect,
    The bike came with a standard fork (1 1/8) Is that what you mean by "You already have the reducers." ?

    All this is new to me,I usualy just ride the thing

    KK..

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    I bought the fsa pig and 2 new reducers,Although I only used one to replace the top one (I couldn't remove the old cup due to rust )
    The lower reducer is a cone spacer type,So I'v left that one on till I repair my 4" travel fork,Then I'l put the newer smaller one in and keep the same (ish) geometry,

    I also bought a headset press for 34.99,It did the job better than I thought it would,

    Heres a couple of pics ..

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Inside the head tube,I didn't realise that the reducer sits on a "lip"
    Also there was a small amount of "rust"

    And I made a little tool for knocking the star nut into the steer tube (not fitted yet) ..
    [IMG][/IMG]
    This was the offcut when I fitted my new forks,
    I also made a large spacer as the stack height was smaller than the old H/S,It gives me about 1" in ajustability (up or down)

    The steering feels super smooth for the first time in many years,
    and to be honest i was ready to scrap the old girl

    Glad I stuck with it

    kk..

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