Did this problem ever get fixed.
I just tried to install the inset headset on my Santa Cruz Highball and I have the gap as well. I am certain it is not a facing or stem issue, as I could not get rid of the gap before I installed the headset. I noticed that the upper bearing cup and griplock assembly would not sit flush.
I will give it a shot and report back.
This Headset is a real pita
If i assemble the griplock correctly, it will not fit over the headtube. If i don't assemble it before fitting over the headtube, it leaves the gap. I am going to go to a bike shop tomorrow and get help. First headset i could not install myself in over 10 years. :madman:
Thanks for your advice.