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Headsets and stems

gelf666gelf666 Posts: 4
edited February 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
hello, its been years since ive had a bike, but recently someone gave me a new unused frame and a pair of Suntour XC60 suspension forks 1 1/8 size.

basicly im confused as to what to but to fit them? will all 1 1/8 headsets fit? also some stems ive seen, seem to go into the headset and others just have a hole in each end, one for the handle bars and on i presume clamp to the forks top.

im just not sure what i should order as i dont wanna get the incorrect stuff.

thanks in advance for the help.

Gelf

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    well it all depends on what you have.

    what is the frame? Pics of the headtube.

    Also have a read of Parktools it will give you an idea of the variations.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • hello.........

    no idea what make the frame is, probably given it me cos its gonna be a pain.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    need to see the inside of the head tube.

    But like i said have a look at Parktools as it will help you identify the headset.

    but at a guess a standard 1 1/18th will do BUT without seeing the inside of the head tube not 100%
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • thanks ill have alook

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    better but not big enough.

    Parktools has the measurements

    it could be an integreated of an internal/Zero stack from that photo.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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