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    Ream and face?

    Would a new 1x1's headtube need to be reamed/faced or does surly take care of this.
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    You get a 1x1 and I have to hear about it on the Surly forum? If you don't post pics of the final product in f-88 I'll have kept man pay you a visit next time he crosses the border.

    Are you pressing that headset yourself? if so, it may be wise to get it faced, Surly is famous for overspraying so your HT is probably got some paint on it. You may be able to clean it with a sharp blade, but for what a shop is going to charge...If you are having the shop press the headset, get it done properly too. Surly frames don't ship "prepped" for building.

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    :-) It'll make its way f88 sometime next week.

    I would press it myself, but only if the frame was prepped.. so it looks like the shop will have all the fun w/ this.

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    Idea! Post it to the Sticky when it's done!!

    F88-meh, you're one of us now!! Haa-Haa.

    As to the original intent of this post, yes, have it checked, but be sure they don't take too much material from the loxer head-tube. Just enough to clean it all up. I also recommend, using some touch up paint, then pressing in the headset while it sets-up to protect it from any rust. Is this really neded, no, but it also will prevent chipping of the powdercoat later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoman
    Would a new 1x1's headtube need to be reamed/faced or does surly take care of this.
    Straight from the Surly's mouth: http://www.surlybikes.com/spew9.html

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    Thanks everyone :-)
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    New question here. Mummmmmmmmm.....?

    Quote Originally Posted by wsexson
    Straight from the Surly's mouth: http://www.surlybikes.com/spew9.html
    After checking out the surly link I see a reccomendation that some shops would argue about. Barnett I belive teaches that the headset is a press fit so no grease. Having said that I know many mechs at high end shops indeed do grease before pressing a head set.
    What do you guys who press you own headsets do????
    Grease or no Grease, that is the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkDave
    What do you guys who press you own headsets do???? Grease or no Grease, that is the question?
    I have only done one so far, on my LHT. I followed some instructions I found for pressing the cups with a DIY press. I did use grease.

    On another note, I had to use grease to get the crown race on. It wouldn't press at all dry.

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    I use grease...

    Best Shop Advise I ever got and still give:

    ~All the way on, or all the way off.
    ~Assume the factory didn't tighten/prep anything.
    ~Use Assembly Lube/Grease.
    ~100% ready to ride before it hits the floor.

    So, yes use grease when needed. Why?
    It protects the headset cups from becoming seized/pressed in crooked and allows a cleaner/smoother press. The only exception to this is, of course certaincarbon frames and seatposts, as the grease, if allowed to contact some carbon, might cause it to "Melt"-so a polite advisory: If you're running a carbon bar or seatpost, no grease, just ream and de-burr.

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    ..loxer head-tube. (HUH??)
    ..really neded... (What??)

    *Sorry about all the typos/etc. the last few days everyone. Server kept logging me out and to add insult, hurt shoulder=shacky hand/bad typing.

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    Grease it. I pressed my own headset in with no reaming of the headtube or chasing on any bottom bracket threads. Everything went into place smoothly. I have assembled a few Konas that should have had the bottom bracket threads chased.

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