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    Ti fork problems

    after installing a Ti fork recently i had a persistant problem with my headset loosening up. well it turns out that the crown race fits poorly on the fork crown, and its not the races fault. bummer. hopefully the manufactorer will warranty this so i dont have to gnurl or loctite a Ti fork!

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    I've had a few fork/headset or headset/headtube combos that didnot fit well, ie: loose crown race or loose headset. You can solve it with a piece of brass shim stock. Or get it warrentteed...
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    when you buy a cheap headset like that your bound to run into problems...

    (disclaimer) if you are not who i ride with saturday please ignore this...

    oh wait, now that i read again, it is your fork is crooked? i thoght it was holding by the end of the ride? i DO have an extra "bling" crown race somewhere.... let me know if that will help.
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    its me max,
    it was holding up till the end of the ride, but the next day when i pulled it apart to investigate i pulled off the crownrace by hand!

    getting replacent king crown races is a breeze, no problem with that.

    but as for a backup fork while i sort this out i ordered a SID race! that should hold me over..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGrownSS
    but as for a backup fork while i sort this out i ordered a SID race!
    Eew. Still time to change the order to an F80X?

    <img src="https://www.baybooks.com/bk_noodle.gif">

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    naaa. its a backup, and the price and weight is good. a coworker of mine tried his hardest to get me to go for a reba or a marz marathon. this will be my first suspension fork, so if i dig it ill probably end up with the marathon someday!

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    If it is a King headset, I think they make baseplates for "undersized" forks.

    "Do not attempt to install a baseplate that does not press properly. Centerpunching, knurling, and/or the application of LocTite or similar products is not recommended as the load forces will exceed the holding power of any of these treatments and eventually allow the baseplate to move. This movement will seemingly create a loose headset effect. Baseplates with undersized bores are available in incremented sizes for proper fit."

    http://www.chrisking.com/tech/tech_h...l#installation

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    hey wow i didnt know king offered undersized base plates! geez it might be easier just to get a smaller base plate than getting this durn fork warrantied!

    and i was thinking of gnurling and/or loctite'ing it if it came down to it!

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    eww, a suspension fork...

    i bet you feel a little dirty

    i bet you'll be fine on that fork, you ain't got enough weight behind you to have to worry about stiffness.

    so you sending the ruskies back their fork? i know you can't get shop prices on one, but i just saw a sweet lookin spicer ti fork exactly the same design as yours and mine. i dunno what you got yours for but i bet it isn't that much more $$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGrownSS
    hey wow i didnt know king offered undersized base plates! geez it might be easier just to get a smaller base plate than getting this durn fork warrantied!

    and i was thinking of gnurling and/or loctite'ing it if it came down to it!

    I used super glue on an undersized Spicer Ti fork and it worked fine for the 6 months I ran the fork, but if I knew I could get an undersized base plate, I would have went that route.
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