Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Headset help
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10-13-11, 10:41 AM
Hey guys, I'm just getting around to ordering a headset for my new build and I'm not exactly sure which one to order. I'm sure it would just take one of you 2 seconds to look at the frame/fork specs to tell me. Much appreciated!
Here is the frame/fork I have: http://www.cinelli.it/scripts/prodotti.php?Id=1&lang=EN&IdBici=554
I was gonna buy a Cane Creek 110 but I'm not sure which exact one I need to fit. Thanks again for the help!
10-13-11, 10:48 AM
Any 1 1/8" external threadless headset will work.
Why 110? Why not go for a King?
10-13-11, 10:55 AM
Posting in the "Mechanics" forum might be a good idea as well.
10-13-11, 11:07 AM
In the end, either would be more than good enough for me. I had done some reading though and found that there were some design flaws with the o ring in the Chris King due to design patents held by Cane Creek for the threadless headset which they invented. Because of the design workarounds Chris King was forced to use, the o-ring between the top plate and the steerer tube is insufficient for keeping the top plate centered which leads to fretting on the steerer tube and presumably the top plate.
All other things being equal, I think I'd rather go with the Cane Creek unless there is something I'm missing. The quality seems to be every bit as good as the King and it has a 110 year warranty if something does go wrong.
As for any 1 1/8 external threadless headset, I'm assuming this one will do fine? It's what I was originally going to buy until I started doubting whether it was the right fit. http://www.canecreek.com/component-headsets?browse=Complete&name=110&product=110.EC34#110.EC34
10-13-11, 11:13 AM
That's true, they are both top quality headsets and you can't really go wrong with either one. Yes, that one is the one you need. :)
What components are you planning to put on that Gazzetta?
10-13-11, 11:21 AM
Awesome!! Thanks for the help!
As far as the build goes:
Wheels- Open Pros laced to Phils
Crank/bb- Sugino 75/White Industries 68 x 108 ISO
Headset- Cane Creek 110 Threadless
Stem- Nitto UI85GX
Bars- Nitto RB-018 bullhorn
Seatpost- Nitto S83 double bolt
10-13-11, 11:27 AM
In my experience, with proper maintenance, any headset will work just fine. Im a fan of the FSA PIG headsets though.
10-13-11, 12:08 PM
yea, fsa def makes nice stuff too! i like the look of the silver cane creek better though. anyway, thanks for your help guys! i just ordered the headset and that was the last part i needed for this build. hopefully i'll have everything together next week!!
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