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    Totally confused on headset sizing

    I'm planning to buy and build up a Soma B-side singlespeed. This will be the second bike I've bought part-by-part...that's part of the fun for me.

    But the headset thing is driving me nuts. I always buy the frame first, then the fork and headset. I can't figure this one out.

    Soma says this about the B-side:

    CNC-machined 44mm headtube: Will take 1-1/8" steerers with a ZeroStack 44 headset or tapered steerers with a ZS44 upper assembly and external cup (EC44) lower assembly

    Very specific. Thanks Soma. I want to use a tapered fork so that means I need ZS44 upper and EC44 lower. Easy peasy!

    I get on Jenson and see that Cane Creek has several sizes and models available. I look at the list and...no EC44? They have EC30, EC34, EC37, and EC49. Gimme a break! FOUR sizes of EC lowers and not the one I need?

    I look at Chris King: EC30, EC34, EC37, EC49, and EC56.

    Still no EC44? WTF? Did Soma size their headtube to a size no one makes?

    I can find the upper (ZS44) but not the lower EC44.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Ah. Thanks. It's just JensonUSA didn't have any EC44s on their menu. Pricepoint has them.

    I'm surprised Jenson has so many options but EC44 isn't one of them.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Search Field "EC44" results; Search results for EC44 | Jenson USA

    They have them!

    Edit: How did Dougie get 1st post?
    Frozen Trails... err

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmark View Post
    Edit: How did Dougie get 1st post?
    I am just that awesome.

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    ^not the first thread with reversed post, I asked about this on the web site forum

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