Hi, I've been riding my Spec Allez for 3 years now. To be honest the headset has never really felt smooth since I had it from new.
I thought I'd start start doing some maitenance myself and the headset was on my list along with new chain rings + chain.
I had a look on you-tube and it all seem pretty simple "knock out forks, change bearings" right?
I knocked out forks and bearings flew all over the place. Headset was a bit of a mess!!! the bearings were corroded and pitted along with the rings. What sort of crazy design is this?
the question is... Can I upgrade to intergrated bearings like Cane Creek? if so do you know which ones.
I hear Specialized headsets are a bit awkward. I am really having trouble finding any information on it, but there must be loads of people who have upgraded this poor design?
All info will be very much appreciated.