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    Do I need new headset?

    I just purchased a used frame and have decided to clean it. I took the fork off, and the headset bearings are all rusty on the outside, but seems run normally. I did not get a ride on a new frame (waiting for more parts) so I don't know if there will be any issues with that

    Do you think that I should get a new headset? Or just clean the old one I will be fine?

    The frame is from 2008. I think this is FSA headset

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    If the races look OK (no pattern of rust, or dimples along the ball track) and the seals and other parts are all OK, then buy a fresh complement of balls (or a pack of 100) and reassemble it. Do this now, or soon, so you have a chance to see if it works out while you're still waiting on other stuff.
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