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    integrated headsets

    how do you install one?
    bewahret einander vor herzeleid
    denn kurz ist die zeit die ihr beisammen seid
    denn wenn euch auch viele jahre vereinen
    einst werden sie wie minuten euch scheinen

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMC
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by JMC
    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.
    Last edited by CMcMahon; 11-16-05 at 02:19 PM.

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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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    Nvm I was thinkin about the one I have on my GT sorry.

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    Maybe you should read the question next time before giving a dumb answer, huh?
    Last edited by CMcMahon; 11-16-05 at 03:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    Maybe you should read the question next time before giving a dumb answer, huh?
    Could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    Could be.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    respect your elders...silly...tell beerman your sorry
    Beerman I'm truely sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    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...

    random:
    SOLID SHOULD MAKE AN INTEGRATED VERSION OF THEIR HEADSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    HAHA thats funny, and yeh shes a her.
    i missed when you came in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    i missed when you came in?
    chick chick (*** loading sounds) BOOM (*** shot sound)

    SHOT DOWN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    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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    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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    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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