03-19-06, 10:49 AM
Just picked up a sweet, old, lugged Italian frame (Italvega). Need a 1" threaded headset and unfortunately Bicycle Station only had some ugly, black, Ritchey stuff. So it looks like I need to mail order or ebay either a Tange Levin (unsealed, sorta ugly shiny chrome about $20), Shimano 600 (sealed, nicer more matted finish, about $30) or spring for a Campy Chorus (unsealed and beautiful around $50). I was trying to keep the thing mostly Italian but it's already got some Sugino Mighty's and a Shimano bb. However the front end is all Cinelli thus far. Is the Campy worth $50? Is the sealed Shimano much better than the unsealed Tange? Don't both suggesting a Chris King, I'm one of those people who things even the finest headset known to man isn't worth over $50. The Campy would be as far as I'm willing to stretch. Other suggestions?