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Old 04-06-14, 01:24 PM   #1
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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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