Headset Installation (easy question!)

mclarent Posts: 784
edited October 2011 in The workshop
Hello all, I'm trying to build up my new frame, unfortunately it came with no headset instructions so I'm a little stuck. The following picture shows that I at least (I think) I know what order / direction most of the bits go in, however I don't know where the 2 silver rings above go! Help! Thanks!

"And the Lord said unto Cain, 'where is Abel thy brother?' And he said, 'I know not: I dropped him on the climb up to the motorway bridge'."
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  • Wooliferkins
    Wooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    Quick look on the FSA website should show the right way. Click on your headset then the tech data sheet. I wouls think they go on top of the upper bearing.
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  • Wrath Rob
    Wrath Rob Posts: 2,918
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  • pdw
    pdw Posts: 315
    The order looks good to me.

    I believe the shim washers optionally go between the two pieces on the right (the compression ring and the upper cover) in order to fine tune the distance between the upper cover and the top of the head tube. I found that the cover on my headset touched the top of the head tube before it touched the top of the compression ring, making it hard to tighten the headset. The shim washer fixed this.

    The FSA instructions and video don't seem to mention it. My last headset came with two shim washers - I'm not sure why you've got a shim washer and a wavey washer there.