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    Can You Make A Chris King Headset Lighter

    Does anyone know if you can make a Chris King headseat lighter. I know you can get a Ti lower ring but can you get a Ti nut and if so where. I do not know the size so if you know please let me know.

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    You could machine the top race!


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    Adamello from www.light-bike.com lighten it up almost 20g! Mind there's integrated carbon spacer, which adds another 2-4g.

    http://www.light-bike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1127

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1coolfish
    Does anyone know if you can make a Chris King headseat lighter. I know you can get a Ti lower ring but can you get a Ti nut and if so where. I do not know the size so if you know please let me know.
    Lower ring? Do you mean crown race? Yes, the standard crown race is steel and ti would be lighter.

    The easiest way to cut weight is to not use the star nut and top cap. Use a long bolt to go all the way through the steerer or an expander top cap to adjust the headset then remove it after you tighten the stem bolts. You can do this with any threadless headset. The only down side is you will not be able to adjust the HS on the trail, if needed.
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    Im using a carbon top cap, alloy bolt and Ti crown race to lighten mine up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Lower ring? Do you mean crown race? Yes, the standard crown race is steel and ti would be lighter.

    The easiest way to cut weight is to not use the star nut and top cap. Use a long bolt to go all the way through the steerer or an expander top cap to adjust the headset then remove it after you tighten the stem bolts. You can do this with any threadless headset. The only down side is you will not be able to adjust the HS on the trail, if needed.
    i have done this on many of my bikes no prob, have over 3000 miles doin this and never had one come lose all on cane creek cheapys, i bought a new king headset the other day i have rode it 3 times and all 3 times it has came lose on me, i dont know if the bearings are loaded diff or what but i put the star nut back in on my king headset!!

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    Where can I get a lighter star nut from?

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    and ceramic bearings?

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    a lighter star nut? this is getting out of hand...

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