DIY headset boot?

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Pete Biggs, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    Got an inner tube, want to make a headset boot (external seal for lower race), how do I do it? How
    can I join up the length of rubber (or anything else?) in a way that will make it convenient to put
    on/off (without having to remove forks) and get just the right tension, while looking neat? I'm
    thinking about glueing on some velcro to ends of rubber. Any other ideas?

    I have got a Lizzard Skins neoprene thingy made especially for the job - but it's too small (short)
    for my new fat forks with weird protruding wings at the top. I'm using an A9 lower race (with bugger
    all internal sealing - therefore nice'n'smooth) and no muduard. A combination I'm happy with if only
    I can add a bit of headset protection outside, so please don't bother suggesting different headset
    or mudguards of any sort ;-)

    cheers ~PB
     
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  2. Sandy Morton

    Sandy Morton Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Pete Biggs <pLime{remove_fruit}@biggs.tc> wrote:
    > Got an inner tube, want to make a headset boot (external seal for lower race), how do I do it?

    Forget about the inner tube. Use self amalgamating type from the frame side downwards and stop it
    sticking to the forks with a piece of thin polythene. Normally takes a couple of days to cure.

    --
    A T (Sandy) Morton on the Bicycle Island In the Global Village
     
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