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    Zaskar Team 2007 headset help

    Hi, I bought the above frame bare without its integrated headset. Does anyone know what size I can use in it? I really need your help!

    I found these threads, but they don't seem to apply:
    Gt Zaskar Team 2005 Problem What Headset?
    Help: 2001 Zaskar LE to 2005 Zaskar Team
    What headset for 2005 zaskar?
    Headset for Zaskar 2006.

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    This link might help:
    http://www.canecreek.com/images/stor...specs_revc.pdf
    Just measure the machined inner diameter of head tube end, that should tell them apart.

    My 2005 Zaskar Team used the integrated Cane Creek IS type 41.0 mm bearing,
    the machined seat is a bit wider, 41.1..41.2mm,
    the 45 conified seats should center the bearing when tightened.
    -a Campagnolo type bearing is slightly bigger, 41.8mm, seat 42.0mm,
    -a Semi-integrated with cups 44.0mm

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    Wow, that document is a great find. Thanks for your help! I'll post the size here when I figure it out so that others can have the info if needed.

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    Okay, mine seems to be the same as yours. So which headset should I get? Any of the Integrated 1 1/8 type?

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    If the stem needs to be mounted really low, then better to choose a low stack type.

    The Cane Creek IS-2 is the basic, does it's job as well as the others, but needs to be checked more often if conditions are wet.
    The IS-8 seems to be widely available too.
    The materials, sealing systems and finishing improve up the line.
    Blue bike? Is the blue 110 IS too glossy?

    Back in 2005, compatible FSA or Ritchey bearings were available. Not seen many of them lately.

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    Okay, thanks so much. I live in China, so I'll just have to see what I can find in local shops.

    I'm a little worried b/c the lower part of the headset tube on my frame has a small dent in the wide part of the tube on the edge. Looks to be about 1-1.5 mm indented. I think it will probably affect steering smoothness (is that a word?) and maybe even bearing reliability.

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    If the dent does not allow proper centering of the bearing then trouble may occur.

    Any fixing of the dent may deform the head tube or the denting may have deformed it already.
    Then the head tube needs to be re-machined for proper alignment.
    At the end of page
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=66
    "IS Headset Machining" shows a way they do it.
    Perfectionists have it done for every new frame just to make sure it's straight.
    Some service shop may have the tools and do the job.

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    Eek! Okay, thanks for your help. I doubt I can find someone with the tools here, but I'll figure out a way. Thanks!

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