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    Problem with Cane Creek headset and Jekyll frame's headtube

    I just purchased a Cane Creek Double X headset to use with my 2000 Cannondale Jekyll frame so I can run 1 1/8" fork.
    I was trying to install the upper and lower bearing cups into the headtube but I found something wrong with the size of both parts. (please see an attached picture)
    The inserting space on the upper and lower bearing cups are 3/4" while the clear space in the headtube are only 1/2"
    So, the cups are not going to sit right on the edges of the head tube.
    What should I do? Cut them? Please help.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart
    I just purchased a Cane Creek Double X headset to use with my 2000 Cannondale Jekyll frame so I can run 1 1/8" fork.
    I was trying to install the upper and lower bearing cups into the headtube but I found something wrong with the size of both parts. (please see an attached picture)
    The inserting space on the upper and lower bearing cups are 3/4" while the clear space in the headtube are only 1/2"
    So, the cups are not going to sit right on the edges of the head tube.
    What should I do? Cut them? Please help.......
    Perhaps they have a model with the 1/2" insertion that you are after. If not, call Cannondale, and see what they say about it. Perhaps there is a facing tool that I do not know about to provide the depth needed.
    If nothing else, I am sure a machine shop can take off the 1/4" from the cups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    Perhaps they have a model with the 1/2" insertion that you are after. If not, call Cannondale, and see what they say about it. Perhaps there is a facing tool that I do not know about to provide the depth needed.
    If nothing else, I am sure a machine shop can take off the 1/4" from the cups.
    Damion's right with his first guess. C-dales headshock frames use a shallower cup depth than their newer "1.5" frames (Gemini, possibly new Jekylls with Lefty Max?), and Cane Creek makes 2 different headsets - you need the Double X Short. Hopefully you can exchange it for the correct model. Cutting would be a last resort, and I'd imagine that it'd be hard to get a really accurate cut.
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