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Old 12-17-08, 03:00 PM   #1
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Headset Question

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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?

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Old 12-17-08, 04:26 PM   #2
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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.

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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?

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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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