Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - used chris king headset for $65 worth it?
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did a google and looks like they run around $120 new?
you guys think this is worth it?
edit: guy just emailed me back, he said he used it for about 6 months.. if that makes a difference..
09-14-10, 11:59 PM
Sure, why not. Make sure you lowball him first though.
09-15-10, 12:08 AM
go for it. looks like it's in great condition, chris king headsets will supposedly last forever/are guaranteed for life.
09-15-10, 12:08 AM
10yr warranty on the headset...go for it.
i personally like the look of the king sotto voce headsets now...by the way, which means the headset your looking at was made before november '08.
chris king also just released a new split ring design at eurobike last week...so you'll be able to get the headset up to date (read 1990's) with a retrofit kit for about $30.
and be sure to be a cool kid and install the KING cups upside down.
09-15-10, 12:10 AM
09-15-10, 12:17 AM
ah. my bad. thought they were lifetime for some reason.
anyway: $65 for several years worth of headset? good deal.
09-15-10, 12:22 AM
it's a good deal, but if i were buying new i'd pick up a cane creek 110....i think it's gonna give king a run for their money.
and it's got a 110yr (lifetime?) warranty!
09-15-10, 12:48 AM
The headset is one of the least important upgrades one can make on a bike, at least functionally. But, hey, only you can decide if it's worth it.
09-15-10, 08:25 AM
I bought one and love it. Not only am I supporting a local (to me) business, but it matches my gold setup quite nicely. Feels very lifetime lasting compared to the open ball bearing one that came stock. Half off for about 6 months of use is pretty good. My LBS said that the warranty is void if the frame isn't properly machined when installing.
09-15-10, 09:59 AM
I'm not big on buying things used but that bad boy looks in good condition plus it's Chris King. Go for it.
09-15-10, 10:10 AM
The headset is one of the least important upgrades one can make on a bike, at least functionally.
hmmmm...i dunno about that.
there's a world of difference between the ****ty cane creek's that come on entry level bikes and a buttery-smooth orbit-x, functionally speaking.
09-15-10, 10:18 AM
call me crazy but i think chris king headsets look so ugly. i'm sure they're awesome headsets and all. but to me they look horrible.
yes. worth it, assuming it's not thrashed.
09-23-10, 12:01 AM
I just sold one for $80 recently that still worked great, but was well-used with slightly faded anodizing. So yeah, as long as that one is in good mechanical/cosmetic condition, it's a great deal.
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