Maybe it was your first bike. Or the bike you always wished you owned when it was new. Perhaps you’re just a collector of iconic vintage frames and forks. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking to display that classic frame and fork, Frank the Welder has a new accessory to consider.
Called the ShedSet, the machined pieces of nylon act as a dummy headset to keep the fork in the frame’s head tube without crashing to the ground. Inside the ShedSet is an o-ring to snugly fit around 1″ steerer tubes and 25mm head tubes, which corresponds to vintage bikes made in the U.S. and Europe among other places.
Obviously for display purposes only, the ShedSet will protect the paint on both the frame and the fork, while allowing you to position the fork for the perfect angle of presentation. They can also be painted to look like an actual headset, or to match the frame/fork. Currently offered only for 1″ forks, this is one of those things that with demand, FTW could probably modify for other standards fairly easily. But for now, the 1″ ShedSets sell for $20 per pair, and are available through his Etsy page.