I have a 1" threaded Shimano DX headset with slight even spaced dimples in the lower bearing race surfaces and am wondering at what point you folks would suggest replacing a headset. The top is fine and the set has been kept clean without other major wear or jagged pitting. I assume this is from having it adjusted too tight as some point and the balls pressed into the races. Any other ideas on what would cause this? Could it be from head tube surfaces not being exactly parallel?
It is for an old Schwinn Voyageur that I am trying to build up on a budget so I'd rather not spring for a new one at this point. I'm probably going to use it with the thought that down the road I will have the frame powder coated and replace it at that time. I never noticed any roughness or locking into certain positions on the bike it came off of.
Any major concerns if I continue to use it - as in will they likely get deeper or will it eventually wear to an even surface again?