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Headset Installation Instructions

How do I install my headset?

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Standard Headset

Integrated Headset

What are the different types of 1 1/8" Threadless Headsets?

1 1/8" Threadless Headsets are available in three different styles. There are Standard, Integrated and Internal. To see the different types of 1 1/8" Threadless Headsets, Click Here.

How do I adjust the play in my headset?

Loosen the bolt(s) on the stem that clamps the stem to the fork steerer tube. Slightly tighten the compression bolt to remove any play in the headset or slightly loosen the compression bolt if the headset is too tight. The compression bolt is used only to adjust the amount of play in the headset. Do not over tighten it, you can damage the headset and or the fork. Once you have the headset where it feels just right, align your stem and tighten the bolt(s) that clamp the stem to the fork.

What's the difference between a Campy spec (45/45) and a Cane Creek spec (36/45) Integrated Headsets?

Campy Integrated Headset bearings have a 30.2mm I.D., 41.8mm O.D. and are 7mm thick. They have a 45° inner bearing cone contact and 45° outer frame contact. Cane Creek Integrated Headset bearings have a 30.2mm I.D., 41mm O.D and are 6.5mm thick. They have a 36° inner bearing cone contact and 45° outer frame contact.

I.D. = Inside Diameter
O.D. = Outside Diameter