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    Headset questions for Chilcotin

    I need to decide on a new headset for my forthcoming Large Team Orange Chili.

    I'm interested in a 170mm fork, but they come in both straight 1 1/8 and taper.

    I'd like a headset that switches between 1.5 and 1 1/8 on the bottom via different crown races, so I can go with either a taper or 1 1/8 fork. I know RWC makes a set, but only for 44mm head tubes (Chili is 49mm). Does anyone know of another manufacturer that has interchangeable crown races to allow 1.5 or 1 1/8 steer tubes?

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    Cane Creek 40 and 110 will do that.
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    Kings will do that as well. You just need to make sure you get an external lower cup. That's the only way you can run a tapered fork.
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    So if I went with Cane, I'd run a 40.ZS49 on the top, which is 1 1/8", and 40.EC49 or 40.EC49 Conversion on the bottom (1.5 and 1 1/8 respectively).

    What I don't get, is it seems like I would need to buy a new lower headset, in order to get a different crown race for swapping. I'm wondering if they sell the crown race separately?

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    Yes, they should sell the races separately. I know King does for sure, I just bought one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    Yes, they should sell the races separately. I know King does for sure, I just bought one.
    They do sell the crown race separately but I think you have to search for them in the store to find them. They call it a 52/30
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    Check universalcycles.com. They sell TONS of small parts places like Jenson and Pricepoint don't.
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    chris king devolution.... had one on my dt for 4 years. awesome piece of kit.
    we running hope pick n mix on the new knollies now. they come in all sizes. and the crown race are split so mega easy to put on and remove.

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    I can switch between 1.125 and 1.5 on my FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro by just getting a new crown race. If I was to put a new headset in I'd get a Cane Creek 40 because you can do the same and parts are easier to find.

    delirian, I was wondering about those split crown races. Does it creak or anything ? I hate creaking parts like hell. Mine might be a split crown race too (LBS wasn't sure) so I'll look online first.

    Thanks!

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    If you go with the CC40, remove the blue spacer on top. Caused a lot of creaking and sloppiness on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guim View Post
    I can switch between 1.125 and 1.5 on my FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro by just getting a new crown race. If I was to put a new headset in I'd get a Cane Creek 40 because you can do the same and parts are easier to find.

    delirian, I was wondering about those split crown races. Does it creak or anything ? I hate creaking parts like hell. Mine might be a split crown race too (LBS wasn't sure) so I'll look online first.

    Thanks!
    cant comment on the headset split crown yet bud, as the bikes have only just been built, not yet ridden, they will get a bloody good beasting in whistler soon though. i will give feedback then mate.
    my brother had one a while back on his old pace as far as i can remember it didnt creak, they nip up and seal pretty well.
    but as i said i will give feedback when ive done a few good rides on them.

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