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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-19-06, 11:49 AM   #1
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1" Threaded headset- Tange, Shimano, Campy?

Just picked up a sweet, old, lugged Italian frame (Italvega). Need a 1" threaded headset and unfortunately Bicycle Station only had some ugly, black, Ritchey stuff. So it looks like I need to mail order or ebay either a Tange Levin (unsealed, sorta ugly shiny chrome about $20), Shimano 600 (sealed, nicer more matted finish, about $30) or spring for a Campy Chorus (unsealed and beautiful around $50). I was trying to keep the thing mostly Italian but it's already got some Sugino Mighty's and a Shimano bb. However the front end is all Cinelli thus far. Is the Campy worth $50? Is the sealed Shimano much better than the unsealed Tange? Don't both suggesting a Chris King, I'm one of those people who things even the finest headset known to man isn't worth over $50. The Campy would be as far as I'm willing to stretch. Other suggestions?
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Old 03-19-06, 12:39 PM   #2
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Look for an older used Campy one on ebay. Much prettier.

Lets see your Italvega (I've owned two).
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If you don't care about colour too much, Nashbar has a decent sealed 1" threaded headset for around $13.99. It's black though.
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