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Old 01-22-06, 08:09 AM   #1
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Which headset?

Is there a difference between an internal & integrated headset? If so, what?
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Old 01-22-06, 09:46 AM   #2
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4 views, no answer...still too sleepy to answer?
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there the same.
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They're different. An internal has cups that fit fully inside the headtube, the integrated has no cups at all.
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huh?
i thought they were just two words that described the newer kind of headsets...
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They're different. An internal has cups that fit fully inside the headtube, the integrated has no cups at all.
Integrated

(contradicts your statement, making me further confused...)
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No, not really.

One has cups that must be pressed in and one doesnt. They both do the same thing.
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Integrated uses bearings that are pressed directly into the headtube. No cups in an integrated headset. Internal is the same as a regular headset except in the larger size. Internal still uses cups that press into the headtube and bearings that seat into the cup.
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That doesn't have cups that fit inside the headtube; you just put the bearing into the frame.

But, yes, BMX frames use integrated headsets, not internal.
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That doesn't have cups that fit inside the headtube; you just put the bearing into the frame.

But, yes, BMX frames use integrated headsets, not internal.
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does this make me right, but yet kind of wrong...?
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Old 01-22-06, 02:54 PM   #11
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Just go to the Chris King site, and there's a complete explanation.
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Internal Headsets sit inside the frame so you dont see much of the headset, it is lighter then an intergrated headset, a Chris King is an intergrated Headset, my bicycle uses a Internal headset, you press the cups in and then the bearings sit inside those cups, so it makes a cleaner look. generally Intergrated are more popular.
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