Headset Question: Did I Almost Get Scammed? HELP!!
So I was looking to buy a headset, and I found a guy selling one cheap. It was a brand new Cane Creek S-8, which the bike shop near me sell for around 90 dollars. He was selling his for 35.
So I get there, and he starts to install it for me, but since it's late, his neighbors downstairs are complaining about the noise. I tell him not to worry about and that I'll have my local shop finish the job. I pay him and leave.
Walking out to my car, I realize there's NO RACE FOR THE FORK! I go back, knock on his door and let him know. He says something about thinking I had a race for my fork, then offers me one from a box of spare parts.
I tell him I may look dumb, but I'm not! Fork races have to be matched to the headset, right?
He says no, if I don't want one of his, a shop will sell me one for a buck or maybe less. Yeah right! I tell him the headset is incomplete, and ask for my money back.
Unfortunately, the lower cup of the headset is already halfway into my frame... so he says to just take the headset, and he gives me my money back.
He says to go to a bike store, and if they tell me a fork race is a big deal, then he's sorry for trying to cheat me. But if they tell me it's nothing and sell me one for around a dollar, then I should do whatever I feel is right in terms of paying him...
What do you guys think?!