Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Guess: (poor context from that photo)
threadless type, that stays in the fork , but was sold
perhaps by the maker of the bike
when they did their factory assembly,
or it came as part of the headset ,,made to remain in the fork steerer
as to the loose balls , in the retainer, get a fresh set in that size ,
and replace them all ..
I often use just the loose balls packed in a heavy grease
to stick them in place , while I put the fork in.
that way perhaps have room for 1 more ball to spread the load out.
Loose grade 25 balls are cheap by the thousand .