i bought a used steel track frame with a headset installed a few months back. the ritchy logic threaded headset was in good shape so i decided there was no reason to upgrade it. after about two months it started giving me some trouble and would never stay when i would tighten it. i decided it was time for an upgrade.
i chose a campagnolo chorus headset and brought my bike to my local bike shop to have them install it. upon removing the ritchey headset, we noticed two small shims cut from a soda can fall to the ground. these shims had been keeping the bottom headset cup in place, since the bottom of the headtube had become slightly elliptical with use. is this at all common? has anyone had this happen to them?
we enventually installed the campagnolo headset using two new shims that we made from a can. the headset seems to be in securely, is this a dangerous approach? is my frame doomed or is there a permanent fix to this problem?