Please school me in road headsets ?
I noticed some friction in my headset in my Motobecane Gran Record since I began riding it again recently. It had been hanging upside down in my garage over the late winter/early spring while I was riding my mtb. (This is ok to do isn't it ?) I pulled it apart last night and noticed one of the smaller plastic rings was broken. It was still holding it's shape but was no longer in one piece. The bike is coming up on 3 years old and I'm figuring it might be time for a new one ?
I see headsets on ProBikeKit for $20 and for >$130 ??? What's the difference ? I want something good but I don't need to spend an extra $50 to drop 17 grams either......how do I determine what size I need ?
Give me the Ultegra of headsets as that's what level most of my components are anyways.....
Also, is this something I can install myself ? Any special tools ? I can change tires, brake pads, wrap handlebar tape but I'm no gear head....