Lets just say I haven't been keeping up on maintenence of my bike. I've had it for almost 2 years. Its a 88 rockhopper. I've never had the head set apart. I commute, in all sorts of weather. Today I noticed the headset was squeeky when it turned.... not good. I finally (after tons of searching a few months ago) came across the only adjustable wrench I have that is big enough, and tore into the headset tonight. First time I've done that with the intention of putting it back together Anyway I found the reason for the squeeks. Dry bearings! No grease at all. I greased up the bearings with axle grease (my favorite) and reinstalled them. Its still a bit gritty but its quiet at least.
So now I need a new headset. I'd like one that's sealed so that the next winter won't destroy it, too. I don't have tons of $$ to spend, so a King or high end headset is out of the question. I just need one that's servicable and sealed.
Thanks for any recommendations you can offer