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Old 07-05-07, 02:40 PM   #1
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Missed the boat! No more Chorus headsets???

So after winning the bid on the Gazelle, I noticed that it needed a headset. I browsed around and thought a nice new Chorus headset would be perfect: classic looks, reliable, not too expensive. And I never got around to ordering one.

The frame arrived on Tuesday afternoon and it's beautiful. And I remembered to order a headset.

ACCKK!!! They're all gone. Nashbar? Zip. Lickton? Nada. Probikekit? Zilch. Universal Cycles? Nichivo.

Has anybody seen one on line from a reliable source (USA based, preferably)?
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does it have to be chorus? You could get the stronglight from VO for $39 and just use a bit of metal polish to remove the logo.
Classy, well priced, and uses roller bearings.


http://www.velo-orange.com/stronglighta9.html
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I was thinking Chorus only because it's going to be an all Campy bike and I didn't like the ugly black RECORD and extra cost of the Record headset. But that Stronglight is nice. Thanks for the link.
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Here's a better deal:

http://www.xxcycle.com/a9,,en.php
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http://www.xxcycle.com/a9,,en.php
wow! and I thought $39 was cheep!
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Sorry, not to derail my own thread, but I noticed this on the Velo Orange site too: IRD bottom bracket. Anybody have any experience with this BB? Now that Shimano seems to have stopped making the UN-73, this looks like it might be a good alternative.

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Try giving Tom a call at http://www.gvhbikes.com/

Sometimes he has some in stock.
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Bike Works still lists Chorus threaded headsets on their website. Maybe give them a shout.

http://www.bikecult.com/works/parts.html
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Branford Bike lists a nice silver 'Record' headset for $84.

Thay also carry the "Stronglight" headset too, thoough abit cheaper.


http://www.branfordbike.com/cgi-bin/...12737057#item1
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