So, a few weeks ago I posted this question about swapping the Fox 40 from my older Morewood Izimu onto my new Specialized Status, and then using the Vengance that came stock on the Status on the Morewood. A few users assured me that it was possible with a simple headset swap.
Well, the service guy at my LBS told me that I need a new lower crown on my Fox 40 that has a 1.5" steerer tube, and that the Vengance just can't be used on the Morewood at all. But the bikes both have the same head tube specs.
I wrote him this email after I left the shop.
*Hey Dude. So I looked at the specs again, and each of the two bikes have a 1.5" head tube, and each are 120mm in length. Shouldn't that mean that if you switch the headsets both forks should swap easily? There should be a 1.5 to 1-1/8" reducer in the headset in the Morewood which accommodates the 1-1/8" steerer tube on the Fox 40. Can you tell me why we can't just switch out both headsets and have the 40 work on the Status and the Vengance work on the Morewood? It seems like if both the head tubes are the same, a simple headset swap should do the trick for both bikes. Plus, after looking around, it appears that all Fox 40's come with a 1-1/8" steerer tube, and not a 1.5" tapered one. So you're expected to use a headset with a reducer, just like the one in the Morewood. A new lower crown shouldn't be necessary.
So, it seems to me like a headset swap should work, but again, I am not the pro, so if it won't, can you please write me back and explain why? Let me know.
So, I'm bringing my question here to MTBR... Am I wrong here? Shouldn't it swap right over? They have both of the bikes, and it's been four days and the guy still hasn't written me back yet. I really like this shop, but I'm starting to doubt the service department. Can some mechanics or ex-mechanics tell me if I'm being too pushy with my tech? I don't want to be the asshat here.
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