Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-10, 12:32 PM   #1
bamacrazy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bamacrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Bikes: 05 Specialized Hardrock Pro, 87 Bianchi Axis
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Headset Question

I just bought a 2000 Bianchi Axis and need to have the headset replaced and the front fork installed. I'm planning on having my shop install the fork, headset, and bottom bracket. It has a 1 1/8 threadless headset. What is a good moderatly priced headset? What will I need to buy other than the headset to mount the fork? What about the FSA CX? Is the 1 1/8 measurment the only siging info I need to order? Thanks you your help!
bamacrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-10, 01:45 PM   #2
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: Yes
Posts: 10,385
Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 888 Post(s)
I don't have any experience with the FSA CX headset, but I like the integrated brake hanger.

I bought a Cane Creek S3 headset based on reading many positive reviews. I haven't put enough miles on it to say much first hand about it either. I haven't had any problems with it, but then again, I haven't had any problems with headsets on my other bikes either.
Andy_K is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 01:50 PM   #3
bamacrazy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bamacrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Bikes: 05 Specialized Hardrock Pro, 87 Bianchi Axis
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the advice. I ordered the Cane Creek S3 headset. Will it ship with all bearings and races needed for the fork install?
bamacrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 02:25 PM   #4
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: Yes
Posts: 10,385
Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 888 Post(s)
Yeah, it comes with all the bearings and races. It also includes a number of spacers, though depending on your set up you could need a few more of those. You will also probably need a front brake cable hanger like this:

Andy_K is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 07:43 PM   #5
bamacrazy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bamacrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Bikes: 05 Specialized Hardrock Pro, 87 Bianchi Axis
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Got one! Thanks...
bamacrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:10 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION