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    Smoothie Mixer headset 1 1/8" non-tapered confusion

    So I picked up a new Lurcher frame. Also got the smoothie mixer headset, and I spec'd the 1 1/8" straight setup. I cannot get it to work with my 1 1/8" Reba. I've tried to figure out how it works, but am mildly stumped. Questions:
    1) is there a better place to be asking these questions?
    2) What I assume is the adapter plate (it's a 1/5" diameter plate with a hole that approximates 1 1/8") doesn't seem to slide all the way down the fork to the crown race. It ends up about half or 3/4 inch above it, without hammering on it. Am I doing something wrong?
    3) Did I even order the correct parts?
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    They crown race needs to be hammered on with a special tool or many will use a piece of PVC pipe.

    Park Tool Co. CRS-1 : Crown Race Setting System : Frame & Fork Tools

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    Right, sorry. The crown race is installed correctly. It's (what I think is) the adapter plate that isn;t sliding down the fork.

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    Not sure what part you are looking at, I did not need an adapter for my lurcher with a straight steer tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sashax View Post
    Right, sorry. The crown race is installed correctly. It's (what I think is) the adapter plate that isn;t sliding down the fork.
    There is no "adaptor plate".

    The included 1-1/8" (straight steer tube) crown race for the Smoothie Mixer is one piece, fits directly on the fork and fits the bearing.
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    Aha. What I thought was an adapter plate is actually the crown race. Makes sense. thanks.

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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I thought this was a good one to go off of...
    I just got a scandal frame and will be using a straight 1 1/8" fork and smothie mixer headset. I had them install the cups before shipping. In the box was the rest of the headset parts; the crown race, star nut, top cap & bolt, a small washer, a gold bearing, and cover. I've removed the old crown race and installed the new one just like in Shiggy's pic. So that's all the goes on/in the bottom? The gold beraring, washer and cover go into the top? Then I just slide it in and the crown race fits up againts the bottom? Have I got this right? Not my picture, but this show the bottom.
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    Thanks!

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    Smoothie Mixer headset 1 1/8" non-tapered confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by haager View Post
    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I thought this was a good one to go off of...
    I just got a scandal frame and will be using a straight 1 1/8" fork and smothie mixer headset. I had them install the cups before shipping. In the box was the rest of the headset parts; the crown race, star nut, top cap & bolt, a small washer, a gold bearing, and cover. I've removed the old crown race and installed the new one just like in Shiggy's pic. So that's all the goes on/in the bottom? The gold beraring, washer and cover go into the top? Then I just slide it in and the crown race fits up againts the bottom? Have I got this right? Not my picture, but this show the bottom.
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    Re: Smoothie Mixer headset 1 1/8" non-tapered confusion

    Thanks a bunch Shiggy!

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    Hi

    I have emailed on-one asking for a tech data sheet for the On-one smoothie regular +5 headset as I am looking to use on my COTIC Bfe with a Lyrik fork so I can prevent clashes the controls and down tube.

    On one "could not provide me with this information" for whatever reason. Other brands like FSA do so and it helps prevent issues like putting things together the wrong way etc etc.

    Anyway the lower portion of the frame's headtube only protrudes about 10mm-15mm from the junction with the downtube and because the smoothie has a large diameter bottom cup and does not taper from the headtube out I am concerned that when installed its outer edge might hit the downtube.

    Can anyone on this forum measure their bottom cup diameter and let me know please... (in mm)

    I do have a mixed taper smoothie on an el guapo but can't imagine that it would be the same size bottom cup on a regular?! that might look a bit odd!

    Thanks in advance...

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    the Smoothie mixer is like the CK Inset 3.
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