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#1 2012-11-28 6:51am

nationalpro1972
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did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

just started to put my headset on,major pain in the butt,i have a crupi threadless 1 1/8 headset,do i need to take it to my LBS to get reamed and faced?  i tried to take off some off the excess from the inner tube with no luck,did you guys run into the same problem on your 24"s.

greased it,lightly tapped it with a rubber hammer,still the same,anyone know if skyway sent these frames out without prepping the tubes for headsets?  i dont have the tools that my LBS has,but i dont remember having this much trouble with a new frame and headset.

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#2 2012-11-28 7:52am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

Use a cup press.

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#3 2012-11-28 8:04am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

you will stretch your headtube if you use a press.  I have noticed lately that when I buy a new headset, it is a S.o.b to put in.  IN the past, i didnt have to do this but now, something about the new headsets, its always 1/32" too big.  What I would do is file around the headset cups where the edge goes in, then keep trying to put them in. If it wont work, keep filing till it works.  Dont ever try to file, ream or do anything to your frame.  Once the damage is done on the frames, no turning back if you need to fix something.  Cups are cheap and can be replaced.  You will crack the chrome if the cup is too big. Just saying

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#4 2012-11-28 8:35am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

We shouldnt have to do anything as much as we pay for these new bikes,and the headset is nearly 100 bucks,i was better off 20 years ago
when i used a standard headset,not as pretty,but never had any problems..

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#5 2012-11-28 9:14am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

I do know for sure that chris king has to be pressed in.  Maybe crupi / Cane headsets have to be pressed in as well.  I would take it to the bike shop and let them press it in.

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#6 2012-11-28 10:43am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

I pressed in my Origin8 headset just fine. Smooth...


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#7 2012-11-28 11:02am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

kinda depreciated that value, and i like skyway


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#8 2012-11-28 11:19am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

just called schwinn in town here...quoted me a price of forty dollars complete bike assembly,how can i pass that up? wanted to do it all myself, but dont want to damage the bike with my lack of tools and frankly knowledge of new school frames and bearings...

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#9 2012-11-28 11:22am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

big_smile

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#10 2012-11-28 11:52am

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Re: did you have to ream and face your skyway 24's?

Yes, some times you do have to ream and face any powder coated frame. Powder coat is sometimes thicker in some places than others.
For best results you should ream and face any powder coated or painted frame anyway.

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