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Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:02 pm

I have an SX non-chrome ring headset i want to get turned down so it will fit with a chrome ring. Has anyone had this done and can reccomend someone to do it. Also how much should you expect to pay?

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:14 pm

why dont you cut it down with a hacksaw or grinder then finish off with a file or a dremmel should be very easy to do

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:27 pm

syd the biggest problem for a machinest would be the requirement of a jig in which to hold the headset square in the chuck and also assuming the lathe was big enough in the first place to clear the bar ends ,as said above i would use a joiners marking gauge to scribe a line arround the bottom edge then remove carefully and frequently trial fitting to check the gap as you go
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Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:32 pm

oh yeah ..dont shorten the steering lock lug
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Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:34 pm

Sounds like a load of agg to me. I really dont want to start mucking about with a hacksaw as seems it will be easy to f**k it up. Think ill take the chrome ring off an be done with it.

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:49 pm

Couldn't you go looking for the right headset?

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:43 pm

I thought all SX headset tops were non ring..... :?

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:18 pm

You would stand a very good chance swapping your non chrome ring headset for a chrome ring headset... I would give it a try on some of the forums.

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:36 pm

FATBLOKE wrote:You would stand a very good chance swapping your non chrome ring headset for a chrome ring headset... I would give it a try on some of the forums.

Martin

Thats a good idea, think i will give it a whirl to see if anyones interested in a swap.

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:45 pm

Timbo wrote:I thought all SX headset tops were non ring..... :?
Early TV175 had chrome ring i believe and sx type headset. Not sure if early specials also had them.....

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