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Headsets [02] Important fork, head tube and headset dimensions

Important dimensions of head tube, steerer tube and headsed bearings

Updated: 09/09/2020. In a previous post headset construction was explained and important parts were noted. That post can be read here: Names of bicycle fork, head tube and headset parts (1st article in this series). Part names defined in that post will be used here. This post will explain what needs to be measured when changing, or … Read more

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Headsets [01] Names of fork and headset parts

Names of bicycle fork and headset (steerer bearings) parts

Updated: 21/08/2020. This is the first in a series of posts dealing with bicycle steerer bearings (i.e. fork and headset bearings). It contains explanation (with pictures) of basic parts and terms, that will be used in the following posts explaining bearing types and standard dimensions. First thing explained will be fork, then head tube, then … Read more

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Fork crown race removal

How to remove a bicycle fork crown race

Updated: 09/09/2020. When replacing headset (i.e. fork, or steerer bearings), removing fork crown race (fork cone) can be problematic. Especially if the fork crown is wider than the race, so it can’t be punched off from the bottom. This post will explain the short and simple procedure and note the needed toos.   1. Tools … Read more

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Bicycle fork

Bicycle fork - types, construction, important parts...

Updated: 09/09/2020. This post explains bicycle fork types and basic terms. A separate post explains the names of bicycle fork and headset bearing parts. Contents:1. What is a bicycle fork?2. Important dimensions3. Types of forks..3.1. Systems of fork attachment…..3.1.1. Threaded forks…..3.1.2. Threadless – “ahead” forks..3.2. Brake attachment system…..3.2.1. Brakes mounted at the centre of the … Read more