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  1. #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.
    It's around here somewhere . . .

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    I assume the steering was somewhat less than smooth.

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    hipster traffic dodger ChiapasFixed's Avatar
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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
    IRO Mark V Pro, home made bamboo track bike, eddy merckx corsa extra, Airnimal Joey, UGADA Tikit

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    I just think the owner had no clue. He'll pay for it someday, someway.
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    Senior Member Torchy McFlux's Avatar
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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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