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     Anonymous updated 9 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 8 Posts
  • Anonymous

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I need your help, in the past I have fitted many threaded headsets but never a threadless 1 1/8 one, especially with this type of fork, can someone run through the drill on fitting one please

    Thanks

  • stu8975

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 12:54 pm

    😯 , are you puttin them on the fsr? can’t say it would be my idea, but, your bike.

    1, Put the headset cups in the frame and the crown race on the fork steerer (you will need to remove the top clamp of the forks to fit it), you can do it diy stylee with a piece of wood and a hammer or make yourself a headset press from a threaded rod and big washers and nuts(for cups), crown race can be done with hammer/screwdriver but dont damage it…make sure its sits flush with the crown of the fork.

    Or take it to LBS and get them to do it.

    http://cdn.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/pdf/manuals/07_E150_Fork_English.pdf

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/threadless-headset-service

  • coopsman1

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Take it to your LBS, They will fit it and face the frame for around £15-£20

  • getonyourberm

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 5:54 pm

    They’re 150mm of travel if I remeber correctly, quite a lot more than the recommendation for the frame. But I repeat, your bike, do what you will with it.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 7:41 pm

    They’re 150mm of travel if I remeber correctly, quite a lot more than the recommendation for the frame. But I repeat, your bike, do what you will with it.

    Yes 150mm or 120mm two ride heights thats the main reason I went for E150s and not the Boxxers 😉

  • getonyourberm

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 7:52 pm

    They’re 150mm of travel if I remeber correctly, quite a lot more than the recommendation for the frame. But I repeat, your bike, do what you will with it.

    Yes 150mm or 120mm two ride heights thats the main reason I went for E150s and not the Boxxers 😉

    just being curious, why triple clamp forks when normal forks are easily stiff enough and lighter?

  • stu8975

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 8:38 pm

    You’re gonna have fun riding uphills on that 😉 harley style, keep an eye on the welds around the headtube.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    6 January 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Dont worry fellas theres a lot of work to be done before the forks actually get fitted.

    Main reason I got these was the fact I can go to 120mm for normal riding and if the terrain suits go to 150mm and another thing to factor in……..they were cheap with front wheel included £255 and just had recent service, plus I will probably end up selling in a couple of months as I like stuff then change my mind 😆

    OH forgot to say, the FSR frame from the 90s is my all time favourite and in DH guise probably the sexiest bike on wheels 😈

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