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    replacing headset bearings

    OK, so I have a 1 1/8" threadless headset on a mountain bike. It uses cartridge bearings, but they've got really rough. Adjusting the headset doesn't help, so I figure the bearings must be worn out. Is there some sort of standard for the cartridge bearings used in headsets?

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    Not really.
    What brand and model is the headset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airburst View Post
    OK, so I have a 1 1/8" threadless headset on a mountain bike. It uses cartridge bearings, but they've got really rough. Adjusting the headset doesn't help, so I figure the bearings must be worn out. Is there some sort of standard for the cartridge bearings used in headsets?

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    Either the headset will tell you what bearings it use or you can pull them and measure the bearing seat. There are various integrated "standards" for bearings. This page gives a brief overview. Alternatively bring those bearings into a shop if you are unsure.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=68
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    Depending on the type of bearing, you might be able to pick the seals off, clean the bearings and apply fresh grease. Just sayin'.

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