Yet more headset issues...



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!Jones

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A 1" threaded BMX headset should screw onto a similar ISO fork with no
problem as I'm reading.

Am I right? Will a BMX headset fit an ISO fork? Never mind the frame
or the stem... just the fork. (It'll fit my frame and I'll cut a shim
for the other.)

Jones
 
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Chalo

Guest
On Sep 9, 2:10 pm, !Jones <[email protected]> wrote:
> A 1" threaded BMX headset should screw onto a similar ISO fork with no
> problem as I'm reading.
>
> Am I right? Will a BMX headset fit an ISO fork? Never mind the frame
> or the stem... just the fork. (It'll fit my frame and I'll cut a shim
> for the other.)


Yes; I have done this many times. Depending on what you have in mind
for the stem, you might have to use a top nut from an ISO headset,
since the hole in the top of a BMX headset is smaller than an ISO stem
quill.

Dia-Compe makes a threadless BMX headset, if that appeals.

Chalo
 
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!Jones

Guest
On Sun, 09 Sep 2007 20:00:49 -0000, in rec.bicycles.tech Chalo
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Yes; I have done this many times. Depending on what you have in mind
>for the stem, you might have to use a top nut from an ISO headset,
>since the hole in the top of a BMX headset is smaller than an ISO stem
>quill.


I think I'll cut a precise shim and use the BMX quill

>Dia-Compe makes a threadless BMX headset, if that appeals.


Well, yeah, but the bike predates that. If I were a stickler for
historical accuracy, I wouldn't be dropping a 'bent fork into it...
but I only paid 9 bucks for the fork on eBay.

Thanks for the help!!!

Jones
 
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Chalo

Guest
!Jones wrote:
>
> Chalo wrote:
> >
> >Depending on what you have in mind
> >for the stem, you might have to use a top nut from an ISO headset,
> >since the hole in the top of a BMX headset is smaller than an ISO stem
> >quill.

>
> I think I'll cut a precise shim and use the BMX quill


It might be tough to insert the shim if the top nut is from a BMX
headset.

Shim stock .020" in thickness should be OK for the job. Given typical
bike industry tolerances, .025" might be a better fit.

Chalo
 
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!Jones

Guest
On Sun, 09 Sep 2007 22:04:47 -0000, in rec.bicycles.tech Chalo
<[email protected]> wrote:

>It might be tough to insert the shim if the top nut is from a BMX
>headset.


I'll turn it and JB weld it in before I install the fork... famous
last words: "Don't worry; I do this all the time!"

(Usually followed by a loud crash.)