I've been beating the crap of a cheapo sporting good store BMX, and I need to get a real one really soon. I can already tell that the one piece crankset and loose bearing BB just isn't going to hold up. Plus, I'm kinda embarrassed to take what I know is a junk bike to the local BMX/skate park.
I've already learned the cheap don't hold up lesson, so now I want to go with full cromoly frame and fork. However I occasionally come across a full cro-mo bike that still has a standard 1 1/8 threadless headset. Are there any real advantages to the integrated headset. Some of the info I've come across even seems to indicate that an integrated is more likely to ruin a frame if excessive play develops.