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http://dirt.mpora.com/news/dirt-exclusive-1-18-angleset-campaign.html

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DIRT EXCLUSIVE: 1 1/8" ANGLESET CAMPAIGN

February 18th, 2011 @ 11:58 AM | Author: billy

If you've got a bike with a standard 1 1/8" headtube and dream of being able to slacken it off then read on…

Angleset configuration confuses the bejusus out of me so here's technical guru [email protected] with some exciting news, but we need your help…

Yeah like us you probably thought that it was impossible to slacken a 1 1/8" headtube, but we've just been on the phone to the head of R&D at Cane Creek and it turns out that it isn't, one even exists! The bad news…they've currently got no plans to produce it.

Why? Cos they're worried it looks a bit funny. Not much of a reason I reckon, especially cos the only reason why it looks a bit strange is because the cups need to be a bit larger than a standard headset in order to accommodate those fancy swivel bearings that make an Angleset happen.

Personally I think that's a small price to pay for being able to 'rescue' an old frame (or even a new one for that matter) that'd be perfectly good if you could just slacken it off a bit, especially when you consider that many frames have such thick headtubes that you'd barely notice it anyway.

So, the question is do you agree with me, and would you love them to start making them? If so let us know in the comments below because I was told that if I could show that 100 people would want one then they'll put them into production! Power to the people and all that.

Oh yeah, and if you're wondering how they've managed to do such trickery in such a confined space then it turns out that it's actually quite simple. Rather have the angle adjustment cup at just one end like the current ones this 1 1/8" version would have them both top and bottom.

Basically a bit at each end equates to the same as a lot at one end. Actually 1 degree to be precise, but we reckon that's easily enough to transform many a bike.

Let the revolution begin…
 

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hafnz said:
Before the "want rant" beings...
Isn't there a simple physical constraint involved here?
Did you read the thread before posting?

daisycutter said:
Yeah like us you probably thought that it was impossible to slacken a 1 1/8" headtube, but we've just been on the phone to the head of R&D at Cane Creek and it turns out that it isn't, one even exists! The bad news…they've currently got no plans to produce it.
 

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hafnz said:
I did ;)

Yet, I still feel that there's something missing, as I don't see a way you can angle a 1.1/8th steerer tube on a traditional 1.1/8th headtube (which are the majority).

I'm guessing there's a lot of wishful thinking and some misunderstanding on which 1.1/8th head tubes they work.

Taken from here:
http://www.canecreek.com/manuals/Headset_Identification_and_SpecificationGuide.pdf
It is completely possible. Like the article said, they already have it, and if you go check out the turner forum, there's a guy who has already made one himself as well. Link here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=672117
 

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I have been manufacturing something similar for a couple of months now, have a look at the following thread :
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=672117
I have described the process and product here:
http://www.ofanaim.net/has.html

I am an engineer, and in my free time, I am designing parts for
improving bicycle performance.

I was surprised to see how many people were interested in the product. Currently the product is not cheap as the demand is not high and this is a taylor made product.
However, if even half the people who showed interest would order one, that would change the picture completely!

If you would like any more information, please dont hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

Regards
Saar
 

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juanbeegas said:
Poking around their site, it seems that you place the order and let them know your preferred angle, up to whatever's listed as the maximum tolerance for your headset and head tube length. Pretty cool, if you asked me.
45 a year for school and that is my level of reading comprehension hahahaha. sounds neat but i dont like the fact that you get locked into a designated amount of degrees.
 
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