My new bike was shipped to my place yesterday. I'll have to install the headset so I was going through it to make sure everything was there and to check it out since I've never seen an integrated headset outside of the frame.
I was surprised to see that (at least this model) had races much like any other headset I've seen. The only difference is that the entire cup fit entirely inside of the head tube (please correct me if I'm using the wrong terminology). Then the sealed bearings rest on/in these.
I had always thought that with integrated headsets, the races were actually a part of the frame. So what the hell am I missing?
Side question: I noticed there was a small amount of paint on the inside of the headtube. Is this going to cause a problem for when I install the cups? Should I have it reamed?