vitus Esommet head stock cable protector update

dave_uk

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Don't do it unless you have some good experience. o_O

Talking about this:

Too much can go wrong, you are best having both wheels chocked while the bike is held in a workstand (clamped to frame), then you can control the head stock while fitting the sleeve.

Just done the head-bearings at the same time, and used the updated seals - what a nightmare routing the cables and getting the cable-rubber-seals fitted correctly. Not at all an easy job, take care when routing the cables!

Take it your bike shop, unless you have done similar before.
 

Gary

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What on earth are you talking about?
I fitted one in on Thursday. It took litterally 5 minutes.
 

Gary

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Only upper bearing replacement requires cable/hose disassembly.
And fitting headset cups is always easier in a workstand but definitely not essential
 

dave_uk

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Photo! Thought it was me! But yes I have already posted it:
the two grommets are rubber and the cables go through holes in the rubber - pain the back side to fit and route the cables (I will get Gary to do mine next time cus I will not be touching it again, thanks, what a faffff).
 

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