Split crown race?
I recently changed my headset on my mtb to an FSA with a split crown race.The race is meant to be for easier installation/removal but i found that the race was turning itself and not with the forks.I have had to use the old race with the new headset and now it doesnt turn as smoothly.Has anyone else used a split race and is it ok to use my old race or must it strictly be the race that comes with the headset.Its a set of pace rc31 forks im using .
Thanks for any help in advance
I'm confused as to what you mean by 'turning itself and not with the fork'.
It sounds as if the headset isn't properly mated with the correct head tube diameter. There are a number of different 'standard' head tube inside diameters, and you need to order the headset that propely mates up.
Or, it might be that you have a 1 or 1 1/8 steerer tube and a race for a 1 1/8 or 1 1/4 steerer tube.
The races should all fit pretty snug to either the steerer tube or head tube. Take it apart, measure everthing out, then make sure you bought the right headset.
I agree with MadMonke and if you get the correct size of headset you must use all the parts. You may have to have them fitted in a bike shop as they have the correct tools.
About 40 years working on bikes.
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