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    some new kind of kick Suttree's Avatar
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    question about installation of a chris king headset

    So I just had a King headset installed because my old Cane Creek
    was a bit pitted. The mechanic said that he didn't put very much
    grease in the races because King headsets don't take much grease-
    is this true? I trusted him when he was installing the headset but this
    sounds kinda weird. The King website clearly says to grease up
    the headset when servicing nothread sets. Any good advice is
    greatly appreciated--I want to take care of this puppy.

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    You only need a small amount of grease on the steerer where the bearings sit. If the steerer is carbon, no grease. Sounds like you are good to go.
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    Thanks.

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    strange

    wait--- this is a sealed unit--- already greased--- no?introducing strange grease could be well, strange--
    I would only grease the frame as I assemble the set--- am I strange deux?!

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    "Strange" grease won't hurt anything. King bearing cartridges are prelubed but you can pry off the seals and relube them every couple of years if you want to.

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