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ZS44/ZS44 angleset options

Adventurous

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Wondering if there are any options out there to fit my early model Transition TransAm with an angleset. Specs have it at 68.5* head angle, ans I'd love to slack that out a little more.

It's got a straight 1 1/8" steerer/headtube and currently runs a ZS44/ZS44 headset.

Perhaps the combo is too old at this point, but is anyone aware of any angle modification compatible with this setup?

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Don't mind the spacer pile. It's only temporary until I get this all figured out.
 

Jm_

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Jan 14, 2002
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Hear me out, you could pay one of those Red Bull guys to go drop a cliff and tweak your fork to the optimal steerer-tube/crown angle?
 

jonKranked

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nope. even works doesn't make that config. i don't think there's enough clearance. only option to slacken it out would be a fork w/ taller a2c, but there's downsides to that too.

reverse components also offers a crown race spacer, but that only will give you half a degree.

 

Westy

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nope. even works doesn't make that config. i don't think there's enough clearance. only option to slacken it out would be a fork w/ taller a2c, but there's downsides to that too.

reverse components also offers a crown race spacer, but that only will give you half a degree.

Could just increase fork travel if an option.
 

HAB

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You can go to an EC44/EC44 and be in business. The Works version is designed to use a tapered steerer, but they sell a reducer crown race to run it with a 1.125'' fork.


You've clearly got enough steerer to handle the added stack height.
 

jonKranked

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You can go to an EC44/EC44 and be in business. The Works version is designed to use a tapered steerer, but they sell a reducer crown race to run it with a 1.125'' fork.


You've clearly got enough steerer to handle the added stack height.
You can press an external cup into a semi-integrated headset?
 

Adventurous

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You can go to an EC44/EC44 and be in business. The Works version is designed to use a tapered steerer, but they sell a reducer crown race to run it with a 1.125'' fork.


You've clearly got enough steerer to handle the added stack height.
Exactly what I'm looking for, thank you. 66.5* sounds like a much more agreeable number.
 

Adventurous

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Superstar's courier is expensive AF if you are outside EU/UK, but it looks like the T1 Slackerizer would do exactly what you need, since it accepts a straight steerer.
Sadly, it does not appear that they ship to the mainland USA. It'd have to be the Works version if anything.
 

Westy

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I remember when 9 speed came out and most frames were steel the upgrade path was to simply bend the frame. How implausible would anealing/bending/heat treating be? I know it wouldn't be cheap but could it work?
 

jonKranked

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I remember when 9 speed came out and most frames were steel the upgrade path was to simply bend the frame. How implausible would anealing/bending/heat treating be? I know it wouldn't be cheap but could it work?
to increase the diameter of the lower head tube and hold it to tolerance? probably cheaper to just buy a new frame.