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    Headset Question

    Hi,

    Im trying to build my own bike for the first time. I ordered a 2008 black market riot, as i have a friend who has one and raves about it. I read on the black market website that this bike has a intigrated headset. What does this mean. I have already purchased a cane creek Aheadset (have one on my other bike and love it + its cheap ) is this frame and headset compatible. Do i even need a headset?

    thanks so much

    Bhryder

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    You'll need a new headset - IS, Campy style, 36/45. Check out the Cane Creek IS-2i or IS-8i. Eastern Bikes offers them too and they're the cheapest option I know of.
    Last edited by cryptid01; 12-17-08 at 03:32 PM.

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    can you explain the differance between the two types of headsets to me, and why they will work and the aheadset wont?

    thanks

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    It has to to with the headtube on the frame you ordered a traditional (threadless) headset is pressed into the headtube. A frame designed for an integrated headset has a headtube shaped for the bearings to be placed inside... its just a matter of two different styles.

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    cool, do i still need a tool for instolation (sp?)

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    not except to set your crown race.

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    Actually even some crown races are split and can be installed with no tools... integrated headsets are easy.

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