Advice on a relatively inexpensive threaded headset?
I'm building up a vintage Cannondale ST-400 for my wife and need a headset for it. Pretty much everything else other than seatpost and possibly brakes will be able to transfer over from parts I have laying around.
By my measurements, the steerer is 39 mm longer than the head tube. So I'm looking for a 1" ISO threaded headset that's got a maximum 39 mm stack height and preferably runs no more than ~$30 or so. So far, I've seen Tange Passage, Tange Levin, Ritchey Pro Logic, and the Miche Primato with needle bearings that fit that criteria. Any others I should be adding to the list? Of those, does anybody have a preference?
I'd kind of been hoping that I'd have enough room to try one of those sealed bearing headsets, but I haven't seen any of those in less than 42 mm stack height. I'm kind of lazy, so I'd prefer caged bearings to loose, but nothing is absolute along those lines.