crown race

JimboPlob
JimboPlob Posts: 397
edited June 2012 in Workshop
I purchased a 2nd hand frame and a new fork. Frame came with an integrated headset. However, it didn't come with the crown race.

The headset is a cane creek, so does this mean I need to find the matching crown race or will any crown race do the job?

Thanks

Comments

  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Matching. Or a new headset.

    But as long as the angle on the crown race is the same it will work but clearance may not be quite right.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • JimboPlob
    JimboPlob Posts: 397
    nicklouse wrote:
    Matching. Or a new headset.

    But as long as the angle on the crown race is the same it will work but clearance may not be quite right.

    I have a cane creek IS3, any ideas where I can get a crown race specifically for that?

    Thanks
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • JimboPlob
    JimboPlob Posts: 397
    Thanks

    I have just looked at my old allez sport, and it too has a cane creek headset. i put that fork into my new frame, and the crown race seems to fit. there is about a 2mm gap between the fork at the frame? does that sound right?

    Now, can the LBS remove the old crown race or is that a mission?

    Thanks
  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Any LBS should have crown race puller.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.