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Old 11-16-05, 12:55 PM   #1
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integrated headsets

how do you install one?
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Old 11-16-05, 03:03 PM   #2
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how do you install one?
Take the old one out, use hammer put cloth over new one so you don't scratch it and hammer it in.
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Take the old one out, use hammer put cloth over new one so you don't scratch it and hammer it in.
You don't hammer in an integrated/internal headset. That's the whole goddamn point.

edit: Didn't you claim to work at a bike shop, racersk66? I find that even more incredibly hard to believe now than before, after your moronic answer to his question.


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how do you install one?
Press the lower race onto the bottom of the steerer, as you normally would with a regular headset. Then grease the bearings, and insert them into the integrated cups on the headtube. Then slide the steerer through the headtube, and install the upper race. Then put on your spacers and stem, tighten the top bolt, and then tighten your stem's clamping bolts.

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Old 11-16-05, 04:03 PM   #4
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thanks for starting this thread..becuase i had no clue how to do this and my new frame is gona have a integrated headtube


also...what are the benifits besides weight and clean looking headtubes...?
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Old 11-16-05, 04:11 PM   #5
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Nvm I was thinkin about the one I have on my GT sorry.
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Old 11-16-05, 04:31 PM   #7
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Maybe you should read the question next time before giving a dumb answer, huh?

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Maybe you should read the question next time before giving a dumb answer, huh?
Could be.
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respect your elders...silly...tell beerman your sorry
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Here Taylor, you take over for a bit. I'll go have lunch.
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mr expat sir...its dinnertime...in AMERICA...
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Beerman I'm truely sorry.
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Old 11-16-05, 06:08 PM   #13
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Could be.
that makes no sense. what does that answer?
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thats what i was going to say..except i was going to exlpain to him as my english teacher would....
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well your english teachers probably a women.
and we decided if shes a women then shes probably doing english wrong cuz i have a feeling your class doesnt involve cooking, cleaing, or her being on her knees
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well your english teachers probably a women.
and we decided if shes a women then shes probably doing english wrong cuz i have a feeling your class doesnt involve cooking, cleaing, or her being on her knees
HAHA thats funny, and yeh shes a her.
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well your english teachers probably a women.
and we decided if shes a women then shes probably doing english wrong cuz i have a feeling your class doesnt involve cooking, cleaing, or her being on her knees
GENIOUS!
and SO SO TRUE.



couldnt have put it better myself even if i was a sexist...

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SOLID SHOULD MAKE AN INTEGRATED VERSION OF THEIR HEADSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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HAHA thats funny, and yeh shes a her.
i missed when you came in?
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i missed when you came in?
chick chick (gun loading sounds) BOOM (gun shot sound)

SHOT DOWN!
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SOLID SHOULD MAKE AN INTEGRATED VERSION OF THEIR HEADSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Considering the fact that Solid can't even legally manufacture their headsets anymore, and the only way to buy them is to get them from stores that bought them en masse prior to the conclusion of the lawsuit, that would be impossible.
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Lawsuit? Enlighten me, please. Knowledge is power.
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The top race of the Solid headset is attached to an expanding spacer that tightens/loosens the headset via grub screw. Cane Creek (if I remember correctly) had patented the design years ago, unbeknownst to Aaron Huff (the owner of Solid).

When the Solid headset became pretty popular, Cane Creek filed a lawsuit over the patent, and won, forcing Solid to stop manufacturing the headsets, and to stop selling any remaining stock. Luckily, though, Empire and Albes (and possibly Staff) bought up a ton of the headsets prior to the settlement, and they continue to distribute them; Dans apparently is selling off their remaining stock as well.
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Old 11-16-05, 07:33 PM   #23
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Is that the feature that makes them good, or is there something else to them?
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cane creek has a headset like the solid...?

or they're just jerks?
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Old 11-16-05, 10:34 PM   #25
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Oh god, those expanding spacers are ASS. I didn't know Solid put those on their headsets.

As for the integrated headset, a thin coat of grease on the contact points goes a long way. If you still get squeaking in the headset, Loc-Tite 680 (the green stuff) is what we sometimes have to use. And if you're using a hammer, I don't have to tell you you're a ******.
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