Headset Support

Headset supporting articles & documents

How do I install and adjust my threadless headset?
Installation While relatively straightforward, headset installation does require some mechanical knowledge of bikes and certain specialty tools. We sugg...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:13 PM
Does my threadless headset need maintenance and, if so, how should I take care of this?
Yes, all moving parts on your bike should be regularly serviced and your headset is no different. Check out our instructional video on headset maintenance f...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:14 PM
Can I replace my headset's bearing without replacing the entire headset?
In most cases yes, especially if your headset uses sealed cartridge bearings. The first step is identifying the model of your headset. Cane Creek branded he...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:15 PM
Do I need a tapered head tube to use a tapered fork on my bike?
In most cases, yes. However; with the introduction of certain models from Cane Creek, tapered forks can be run in two straight head tubes. The classic 1.5” ...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:16 PM
Do you make an adapter that will allow me to use a tapered fork on my bike?
Your bicycle’s headtube must have an inside diameter of 44mm or larger in order to use any tapered steer fork.  Traditional 1 1/8 in headtubes, or 34mm insi...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:41 PM
Can I get more clearance between the bottom of my headset and the top of my fork crown?
Yes you can. We make our 52/40mm crown race available with some extra height. There’s a 3mm and a 6mm version. Both are available on our Headset Parts &...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:44 PM
What's up with this gold ring? Where does it go?
The gold-colored Interlok® Filler Ring fits into the top-most Interlok groove in your cockpit setup to provide a flat surface for placement of a non-Interlo...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:45 PM
I've got an old Schwinn with an ICBM headset. Do you make one?
Unfortunately, we no longer produce or stock any complete replacement headsets, though we do have a limited number of replacement bearing kits. They are ava...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:48 PM
Can I mix and match AngleSet cups to create different angles?
Cane Creek has engineered, designed and tested Angleset in partnership with a variety of frame manufacturers, up to 1.5 degrees of offset. We don’t recommen...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 3:51 PM
Can I service my Cartridge bearings?
Our bearings are put through rigorous testing so we can offer some of the most durable bearings on the market. We don't suggest attempting to service y...
Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 at 11:05 AM