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Trek 5900 Fork -- Headset Question(3 posts)

Trek 5900 Fork -- Headset Questionsgray8110
Jan 23, 2002 11:33 AM
Just curious here.. Has anyone out there had problems with the carbon dropouts on the 5900's forks?? Just got my 2002 Frame yesterday and that caught me by surprise..Also something with the headset that seemed odd... The dust cover seems to turn with the steerer. Obviously once I get a stem and spacers on the steerer, it won't be going up, but the cap turns with the steerer. I'm a newbie to threadless headsets.. Is this normal??

Thanks,
Spence
re: Trek 5900 Fork -- Headset QuestionCABRON110
Jan 23, 2002 12:17 PM
I have a 5900. I have never experienced any issues with it at all. I ride it in every kind of weather too. Its the best bike for the $. Congratulations spence! By the way if you have any issues, find the best Trek bike shop around and you should have no problem. Its the shop that counts.
re: Trek 5900 Fork -- Headset Questionleeb
Jan 23, 2002 4:16 PM
the dropouts are NOT carbon. The dropouts are AL; the seam where the dropout is bonded to the fork has been filled and sanded perfectly smooth and then painted, giving the illusion of being all one piece and thus being carbon. also, use can only use that fork with the 5900 (or conversely, the 5900 can only use that fork, which is made and designed by klein) the diameter of fork crowns are unique (1 1/4" on bottom and 1 1/8").

--lee