Post by Admin Czar on Nov 11, 2018 18:10:59 GMT -7
Taken from the Dolomite thread - Headset retrofit - For folks that may not have done this before, here's few shots of the easy way to do it. After you have the fork off, you'll want to remove the bearings from the housing. The Dolomite comes with captive bearings so the balls won't fall around the work area.
You can use a screwdriver or pipe & whack around the edge of the bearing cup but some are really tight & might bugger it up. May not be an issue if you don't plan on saving it.
I opted for a removal tool from Bike Hand. Think it was $8.00. Makes life easier even if you don't use it often.
I tried a dry lube last summer. Any grease just acts as a carrier for grinding media - that would be the sand out here that just wont stay out of any unsealed bike bearing. These will be saved in case the stock fork goes back on or is used on another project.
This is the new headset with "sealed" bearings. $10 on egay so we'll see how it does. Want to keep the low budget theme for this rebuild. Will install it tomorrow & post photos.
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Post by desertbikes on Nov 12, 2018 17:42:36 GMT -7
Headset stack order. The ring on far right
is the crown race which slides over the fork tube.
Note the direction of the bevel for reassembly (bevel goes in the cup.
Grease the inside of the fork tube on top & bottom where bearing cups mate
I used a homemade bearing compressor up until now. Note the bearing in the photo is part of the assembly (not the headset stack). Rather than bind or slip on the cup face, the bearing allow the plate to to turn so cup doesn't skuff or bind at an angle.
A "professional" job
Crown race on fork. It's a split compression ring so no special tool is required. That's it!
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desertbikes: Hey Tom. I must have imagined there was a post here about sunflowers & feathers. Must be getting old...er I got 2 more of the pigeons this AM. Have one on ice for later. The other is for the hawk or roadrunner. Whoever gets there first.
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