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    bike whisperer Kimmo's Avatar
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    Need an upper cone for a Shimano loose ball headset

    Hi guys, hoping one of you can help me out here.

    My sweet 90s ride is nearing perfection (just started on a modern bike, but it's at square one; the only keepers are the rear wheel, front hub and seatpost), but I've hit a bit of a snag with the headset.

    I'm pretty keen on eschewing cartridge bearings on this bike (although thanks to stripped BB threads I've had to use em in the BB); I much prefer loose balls. But even though I volunteer at a co-op, I'm not having any luck sourcing a replacement for the brinelled upper cone in my 600 headset... I've gotta say, it seems a bit strange for the rest of the headset to be fine while the upper cone has copped it; every other damaged headset I've seen has done it hardest on the lower race.

    So, I guess it's kinda likely that someone has a similar headset sitting around with a trashed lower race...

    Anyone? Or should I have posted this in C&V?

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    Senior Member mrrabbit's Avatar
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    I'd forward you to Bicycle of San Jose, CA USA, but you're in OZ. Their number is 408-998-1618 - assuming you are desperate. I'll send you the email as a PM...

    =8-)
    4000+ wheels built since 1984...

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    bike whisperer Kimmo's Avatar
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    http://www.bicycleexpress.net/about
    Again and again, Chuck's customers aver: "This is a great place to fix an old bike."
    Seems promising, thanks

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