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jonny dh

Monkey
Oct 26, 2007
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under my feet
Is there a headset that will help my forks clear my downtube on my IH 06 7.3 I've got a 66 rc2x that the crown keeps hitting.
looking for a decent headset.
 
Oct 9, 2006
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How much are you lacking to clear? There are headsets made with very deep cups that are made to go further into the frame, I have seen these used with spacers between the bottom cup and the frame to make a little more clearance for forks. There is also a company, the name eludes me at the moment, but the make race extenders to give that extra little bit of clearance.
 

Sir_Crackien

Turbo Monkey
Feb 7, 2004
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alex. va. usa.
have to use the chirs king for the ventana setup. cane creek use/still makes a headset just for your problem its called the plus5 something and will raise your headtube 5mms
 

in the trees

Turbo Monkey
May 19, 2003
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Lower stack heights for reducing 1.5" headsets:

FSA Big Fat Pig R - 11.7mm

FSA Orbit Extreme - 13.4

Cane Creek Double Xc - 16mm

Or, use FSA headtube reducers and a standard 1.125" headset (with a taller lower stack height).

toby
 

jonny dh

Monkey
Oct 26, 2007
223
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under my feet
Lower stack heights for reducing 1.5" headsets:

FSA Big Fat Pig R - 11.7mm

FSA Orbit Extreme - 13.4

Cane Creek Double Xc - 16mm

Or, use FSA headtube reducers and a standard 1.125" headset (with a taller lower stack height).

toby
ya I saw these and the two others you posted me,so heres the deal I walk in my LBS and ask for a cane creek headset but he only carries XC stuff and he told me he has a cane creek doesn't make 1.5 with a reducer,I told him that your running a double xc but he insits that if they do make one I still would have to get a lower spacer to make it work.
so I thought I would post this on the forum to find more options.
I was hoping he would carry something but like I said he only carries XC stuff and he insists that XC will work on my bike.
 

jonny dh

Monkey
Oct 26, 2007
223
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under my feet
ya I figured that was the right one.....lousy LBS, thanks for the post it helps,any difference between the chris king,beside popular name....which I could care less,does your headset mach the 1.5 diameter of the headtube or does it taper to 1 1/8 and look cosmetically stupid like I saw at my LBS he used the plus 5 and a race spacer which looks realy weird with a 1.5 headtube.
do I need to buy anything else with the dble xc ?
 

in the trees

Turbo Monkey
May 19, 2003
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The Cane Creek Double Xc will include everything you need (check the link again). And I think it's a cleaner look than headtube reducers and a standard headset. And as long as it'll give you the necessary clearance. The new King 1.5" headset looks nice but is $$$ and I haven't seen the stack heights listed. Plus the King's Preloader (included with the headset) won't fit the tapered steerer tube on the 66rc2x.

toby
 

jonny dh

Monkey
Oct 26, 2007
223
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under my feet
so just best off to stick with the double XC I couldn't find a price on the second web site,my LBS said it would be 130.00 to get it from him,not going to happen but I'm sure I can get it cheaper somewhere else,I did go and worked in the new forks today,very happy with the way they feel,I'll post some pics here in a little while.