I removed the fork from my old racer because I was hit by a car. When I'm trying to put the new fork on the frame, I get a gap where the top bearing is situated. What should I do? Could I just remove the bearing and put everything in place, or is that just too stupid?
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It's possible that your head tube was ovalized when the wreck occured causing a gap. Also keep in mind that head tubes come in many sizes. Your fork may be the wrong size.
See this Wikipedia article for more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headset_(bicycle_part)