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M6 x 30 Preload Bolt (.

Cane Creek Cycling Components warrants
its bicycle products for a period of 2
years from the original date of purchase. 100
Any product that is found to be defective
Top Cap (.HD01107-01K)

1 1/8" Star Nut (.ASN8) in materials or workmanship will be

repaired or replaced at the discretion of 17.0
Cane Creek. This warranty applies to the
Preload Assembly 1 original owner only. This warranty does
not cover damage or failure resulting
from misuse, abuse, alteration, neglect,
wear and tear, crash or impact, lack of 16.6

maintenance or other conditions judged

by Cane Creek to be abnormal, excessive,
3 or improper. It is mandatory that a Return 10.0
Authorization Number (RA#) be obtained

by calling Cane Creek before any product +0.1
4 is returned. Additionally, a dated Proof of 34.05
Purchase must accompany the product
when returned. 10.0

5 12.1

- 0.05
(fork crown OD 30.015 +0.060)

8 33.5

9 12.50 MIN



Item Part # Description
.HD01107-01K Hub Top Cap, black
1 .HD1121x 100 Interlok Top Spacer - 2.5mm
2 .HD01120-05x 100 Interlok Spacer - 5mm
3 .HD01120-10x 100 Interlok Spacer - 10mm
4 .HD01117x 100 Top Cover 12.50 MIN
5 .HD01102-01G 110 Clip-In Compression Ring
6 .HD01106-01 110 Compression Ring Seal
7 .HD01113-03 Black Oxide Split-Lip Bearing
100 Top Cup
100 Bottom Cup
1 1/8” Traditional
10 .HD01105-02 110 Crown Race Head Tube Specifications
100 Headset Instructions
Frame and Fork Preparation: Installing the Bearing Cups: Pre-loading the Headset Assembly:
Use head tube reaming and facing tools Press the upper and lower bearing cups With the headset fully assembled and with
to prepare the top and bottom of the frame’s head into the head tube using a good quality headset the stem bolts loose, tighten the headset preload
tube. (Be sure to use the correct reamer diameter press. It is often easier and more precise to press bolt just until slight resistance is felt. Carefully
corresponding to the headset being installed.) in one cup at a time. continue tightening until all play is taken out of
Use a crown race cutting tool to turn and The 100 headset is equipped with drop-in the headset assembly, this should require very
face the crown race seat of the fork, again being bearings for easy replacement and tolerance to little force. Align the stem with the front wheel
sure to use the correct diameter tool. frame/fork misalignment. When pressing the cups and tighten the stem clamp bolts. Check for play
Steerer Tube Length into the frame the bearings should be removed. by firmly holding the front brake and rocking the
For the safe and proper installation of a Cup installation is best done using Cane Creek bike backwards and forwards. With the headset
threadless headset system it is imperative that headset installation tools to press directly on the properly adjusted there should be no play in the
the top of the fork’s steerer tube end 3mm below bearing seats. These tools are designed to ensure assembly and the fork should rotate easily without
the top face of the stem when fully assembled. In the safe installation of all Cane Creek Headsets binding.
order to achieve this it is usually necessary to cut and are available through your local Cane Creek
the steerer tube. To ensure the correct steerer dealer. Notes:
tube length: 1. If the headset will not tighten properly check to
1. Fully assemble the fork and headset as shown Star Nut Installation: be sure your steerer tube sits 3mm below the
in the figure on page one. Using an appropriate star nut setting tool, top of the stem or any spacers above the stem.
2. Install the number of spacers you desire on top press the star nut, convex side first, into the steerer 2. If the headset binds when tight be sure that the
of the top cover. tube so that it rests 15mm inside the tube. preload bolt is not too tight. If binding occurs
3. Install your stem without tightening the clamp Note: Under no circumstances should while the headset is still loose check the gap
bolts. a star nut be used on a fork with a carbon fiber between the top cover and upper bearing cup.
4. Manually compress the fork/head-tube/stem steerer tube. On these forks the manufacturer’s If there is interference you can insert spacer
assembly to remove as much play as possible. recommended preload device should be utilized. shims between the compression ring and the
Tighten one of the stem’s clamp bolts to hold the top cover to increase this clearance. A lack of
assembly in place. Installing the Crown Race:
Press the fork crown race onto the fork clearance here is likely due to a steerer tube
5. Make a mark on the steerer tube at the top of that is less than 28.45mm in diameter.
the stem, you will make your cut 3mm below with an appropriate crown race installation tool until
the bottom of the race is flush with the fork crown. 3. After an initial break-in period you may need to
this mark. Disassemble headset assembly and repeat this process.
using an appropriate guide cut the steerer tube This should be a press fit.
3mm below the mark you made earlier.
6. If the steerer must be cut without assembly the Helpful hints on the Clip-In Compression Ring:
following formula may be used to calculate the
steerer tube length:

ST Length = Lower Stack Height + Head Tube Good!

Length + Upper Stack Height + Height of The spacer shim or

Spacers + Stem Clamp Height - 3mm

shims (if needed) go
between the top
bearing cover and the
compression ring. The
110 is designed to Bad!
Cutting Steerer Tube: allow the compression
ring to clip-in with both

Cut the steerer tube using a good quality shims installed.

hacksaw and an appropriate guide. To ensure

Reinstall compression ring by simply
snapping it into the top bearing cover.
Compression Ring Seal Installation
a clean cut always use a sharp, fine toothed Fig.1 - Use one hand to push one side of 1) Ensure seal is oriented properly (see above)
hacksaw blade, and in the case of carbon fiber split in compression ring towards center. 2) Apply light pressure until seal snaps into groove
steerers, an abrasive blade is preferable. Be sure
to file and de-burr the freshly cut edge before

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