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    Headset Reducer Cups Jekyll Gen 1

    I just bought my son a small Jekyll frame. I plan to use the parts from his Gary Fisher to build it. I know this has been beat to death, but, I need headset reducer cups. The frame is a 2002 small Jekyll with the SI headset cups already installed. I have the complete 1 1/8 headset from the Fisher. I read there is a difference between the older Cannondale cup depth and the new cup depth. Can someone who has installed the reducer cups in an older frame give the exact brand (including part # if possible) so I can get it ordered? If not, can someone give me the info on a complete reducing headset that will fit the older frames? Thanks.

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    I skipped the reducers and went with a Cane Creek Double XC Short headset - bout $78, but you end up with shorter stack height. You need the short - the regular has deeper flanges that won't insert completely into the headtube unless you grind them down. I only had experience with the older reducers on older frames, but seems like they were creaky, and could put extra leverage on the headtube.

    I ordered mine from JensonUSA over a year ago - it's been flawless since with heavy riding. They appear to be out of stock for a couple of weeks though - http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ducing+Hs.aspx

    Cambria appears to have them in stock - http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...EADSET+HEADSET

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    I'm going with the Cane Creek headset. Will the SI cups on the frame have to be removed or does the Cane Creek headset set in them??

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    The Cannondale cups need to be removed - the Cane is just like any other normal headset - just bigger. You can probably tap the Si cups out yourself with a long screwdriver & hammer from inside the headtube - or let your shop do it. The Cane headset cups will need to be pressed in with a headset press - if you don't have access to one, you'll need to have your shop do that as well.

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