Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: headset race...

  1. #1
    Eat my Dust... n00bs jag89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Area 51
    My Bikes
    Kona Cinder Cone 2006
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    headset race...

    well i was installing my new fork when i noticed that the lower crown race has actually snapped and in so the bearings do not stay in place. also when i was doing it the top cap + bearings came out of place (this didnt seam too much of a problem as it would snap back on).

    so the question is: will it be easy to pick up one of these? or as the top of my headset came off as well do you think in the long run i am better with a new headset?

    p.s. my headset is a 'Aheadset STS' off a 2006 kona cindercone.

  2. #2
    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,725
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jag89
    well i was installing my new fork when i noticed that the lower crown race has actually snapped and in so the bearings do not stay in place. also when i was doing it the top cap + bearings came out of place (this didnt seam too much of a problem as it would snap back on).

    so the question is: will it be easy to pick up one of these? or as the top of my headset came off as well do you think in the long run i am better with a new headset?

    p.s. my headset is a 'Aheadset STS' off a 2006 kona cindercone.
    i dont quite understand what the heck you're doing?? how did you snap the lower race? if it was broken from use than i would probably get a whole new HS because that means your current HS has taken a beating.

    otherwise you can probably buy just the lower race...probably be a pain to do though.

    and what the heck are you talking about with the upper cap and bearings?


  3. #3
    Eat my Dust... n00bs jag89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Area 51
    My Bikes
    Kona Cinder Cone 2006
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i tried toi get a new race today when told the one i need was pretty hard to get ahold off. like mx_599 said its taken a beating. so i recon im just going to get a new headset any recomendations?

  4. #4
    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,725
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i like cane creek. hard for me to recommend fsa any longer.

  5. #5
    Eat my Dust... n00bs jag89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Area 51
    My Bikes
    Kona Cinder Cone 2006
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    i like cane creek. hard for me to recommend fsa any longer.
    how come?

  6. #6
    Norcal 29er
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Mendocino Norcal
    My Bikes
    Gary fisher Mt Tam 29er
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    fsa pig/pig pro. both of these are very strong, and pretty damn inexpensive as far as headsets go. one of my bikes has a cane creek S-2, and while i dont hit any huge jumps on that bike, i have no complaints as far as the headset preformance goes. it has been on that bike for almost 4 years now, and no problems. whenever i take the stem off, i give it a little love, clean it, and grease it, but other than that, its all good. the pigs are more burly, with a bigger lower bearing.
    Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it!

    Gary Fisher Mt. Tam

    29er all the way

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •