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Standardized Headset Identification System

This article will review the SHIS (Standard Headset Information System). The SHIS nomenclature is designed to simplify the discussion of headset standards and will make it easier to compare models when ordering replacement headsets.


Threadless Headset Service

This article will discuss removing the old headset, installing and adjusting a new threadless headset.


Threaded Headset Service

This article will discuss removing the old headset, installing and adjusting a new threaded headset.


Crown Race Removal with the CRP-2 Crown Race Puller

This article reviews the use of the CRP-2 Crown Race Puller. The CRP-2 Crown Race Puller is designed to quickly and easily remove the headset crown race from the fork's crown race seat and steering column.


Star Fangled Nut and Expansion Plug Installation

This article will review installing and removing the "star-nut" into threadless fork steering columns. This article will also review the "expansion plug" installation.


Head Tube Reaming and Facing

This article will discuss the reaming and facing of the head tube. For the integrated headsets, see Integrated Headsets below.


Fork Crown Race Cutting and Facing

This article will review the use of the Crown Race Cutter to machine and face the fork race seat.


BMX Freestyle Detangler Adjustment

This article will discuss the "detangler" headset and brake system. The detangler is a linkage system used on BMX freestyle bikes that allow the front wheel and bars to rotate 360 degrees without the brake cables tangling or wrapping around the stem (See Figure 1).


Crown Race Removal with the CRP-1 Crown Race Puller

This article with discuss the use of the CRP-1 Crown Race Puller. This tool has been replaced by the CRP-2.


Headset Standards

This article will discuss the various headset types and standards found on modern bikes. The headset of a bicycle allows the fork steering column and front wheel to rotate and turn. There are now several different systems in use on bicycles. The installation and service aspect vary according to the style.


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