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haro escape 8.2 question

happity

Chimp
Jun 14, 2009
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Okay.
I finally bought a frame.

I have started buying parts for it and run into a problem.

I talked to a mechanic one of my LBS's and she said that the headtube needed a 1 1/4" headset with reducers because it was a "wierd headtube". I kinda thought this was bull so I went and looked online and I saw that every year the escape 8.2 was made it had a 1 1/8" headset.

the wierd thing is she tried to fit a 1 1/8" headset into the tube and it would'nt
fit. I dont actually know because I am not a mechanic, but she said it wouldnt fit.

what is going on here and what headset should I buy?

thanks

happity
 

zebrahum

Monkey
Jun 22, 2005
406
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SL,UT
What do you mean by "wouldn't fit"? So far it sounds like your bike shop person doesn't seem to know anything, so I have a hard time believing it simply didn't fit. Was the headtube damaged, or what was going on?
 

happity

Chimp
Jun 14, 2009
25
0
the bike mechanic didnt actually really know what was going on.
she said it didnt fit in the headtube. the headtube isnt damaged.
I think it might be that the headtube needs a zero-stack headset instead
of a regular threadless.
I wish I could be of more help but the mechanic was pretty vague...
she said I should use a 1 1/4" headset with reducers but I know that every haro escape 8.2 was made with a 1 1/8"

thanks
 

zebrahum

Monkey
Jun 22, 2005
406
0
SL,UT
Yeah, it doesn't seem likely that any bike that isn't made by Cannondale has a 1 1/4" headtube. Sounds like it could be an internal headset.

Actually, I did a quick search and the original part spec on the 2005 was a 1 1/8" integrated FSA No. 11 ZS. So that's a zero stack like you thought. I'd try to find a shop that has one so you can try and fit it up to make sure; I'm not sure which model year yours was, but I'd be confident the headset systems were similar.
 

ultraNoob

Yoshinoya Destroyer
Jan 20, 2007
4,515
1
Hills of Paradise
My scott reflex was the same way when I built it up. I thought a regular headset cup would work but it was about 1/8" too small. I installed the FSA #11 Zero Stack and it worked great. Good luck on your build and be sure to post pics once you're done. We'd love to see your new bikey.