• My LBS in NC

  • My LBS in TN

  • Marla Twitter

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

A Giant problem…

yesterday.

We had a customer bring in a Giant XtC SE 1 mountain bike frame that was to built up with parts from a completely different bike. The Giant XtC had an integrated headset, but it was not built into the frame. It was a piece pressed in.

So, in order to use a regular headset, one needs to pull both upper and lower pieces out.

Where you find the diameter is larger than 1 1/8″, which is the size of the headset from the other bike we’ll use. Giant does provide a resizing adapter.

So, we put them into the now empty headtube. One on top, one on bottom. Kinda reminds me of some Star Wars device.

The 1 1/8″ regular headset can now be pressed in like any other regular headset/headtube.

She ain’t pretty, but she works!

I’m posting this because I couldn’t find anything helpful online. Hope it helps someone:) Remember to have your local bike mechanic perform this!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: