Weird Headset Sizes? Seatpost Sizes??

Postby swtchbckr on Sat 4/Aug/12 11:36am

Trying to get a wee bike together for young master's forthcoming 5th birthday, an old Schwinn Stingray style cruiser frame, 20inch wheels etc. Anyway. the 1inch headset i pulled out of the parts bike is too small, and i cant seem to squeeze a standard mtb 1 and 1/8th one in. is there some strange size it might be? This is one of those 'lowrider' type frames.

Also, the seattube seems to be inordinately narrow, obviously designed for banana seats (with rear support). Any ideas on what sizes these would be???
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Re: Weird Headset Sizes? Seatpost Sizes??

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 4/Aug/12 1:13pm

Could be a 1" BMX headset (32.8 approx insertion V/s 30.2 for a regular 1" headset) seat tube is possibly 22.2, maybe 25.4mm
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Re: Weird Headset Sizes? Seatpost Sizes??

Postby el_booto on Sat 4/Aug/12 4:15pm

if that happens to be the case i have the oversize 1" BMX headsets kicking round my workshop if required

could possibly help with a seat post too
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Re: Weird Headset Sizes? Seatpost Sizes??

Postby swtchbckr on Sat 4/Aug/12 8:37pm

Indeed, a trip to the semi-local bikeshop has it measured to be a 22.2 seattube, and indeed, a 1" headset, with a ~32 mm internal cupsize, so, right on both accounts, thanks guys. have ordered said seatpost, but they were having trouble tracking down a headset.

so, elbooto, i'll take you up on the headset, cheers.. pm'd ya.
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Re: Weird Headset Sizes? Seatpost Sizes??

Postby Spokes on Sat 4/Aug/12 10:20pm

If elbooto cant help an Bike barn can get them in. Tell them to order 1 inch redline headset.
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