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Old 07-08-08, 08:14 PM   #1
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What?!? No headset?!!?!

Today I was at the local "bike kitchen", touching up my commuter. A tall young man was working on his bike; his chain had parted and he was attempting a repair. The frame was labeled "Landshark" and looked pretty nice. On closer inspection it was a hodge podge of parts. The crank was a riveted old Shimano ATB triple, shifters were 8 spd Tiagra. The fork was some kind of threadless, inch and an eighth mountain bike fork with caliper brakes, accommodating a 700c road wheel. This in a frame designed for a threaded, one inch headset. What the? There was no headset whatsoever!

The more I think about it, the more blown away I am. I worked in bike shops, on and off, for 15 years, so it's not like I just fell off the turnip truck. Has anybody else ever seen such a thing.
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Old 07-08-08, 08:21 PM   #2
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I assume the steering was somewhat less than smooth.
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Old 07-08-08, 08:24 PM   #3
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are u sure it wasnt one of those super thin "hidden" headsets?
like this one:
http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/productD...productID=5215
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I just think the owner had no clue. He'll pay for it someday, someway.
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Old 07-08-08, 09:38 PM   #5
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Land Sharks are nice. Sounds like it's a stolen one now in the possession of someone without a clue.
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