Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington County, Vermont, USA
Bikes: 1966 Dawes Double Blue, 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1975 Raleigh Sprite 27, 1980 Univega Viva Sport, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1984 Lotus Classique, 1976 Motobecane Grand Record
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Raleigh Gran Sport needs a new headset. Which one?
The headset on my 1976 Gran Sport is shot. It has three indexed positions--straight ahead, left, or right. The bearings are probably in races and replacing them with loose balls might help, but I think I will likely have to replace it.
But with what? When I posted photos earlier, the consensus seemed to be that the Campy headset probably wasn't original. The 1976 catalog on Mark Bulgier's site doesn't give a spec for the headset. I have a tendency to replace ailing headsets with cheap ones from Tange, and may do so here again. But still, it would be nice to know what I SHOULD be doing instead. Does anyone have any ideas?