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    Pimp My Aheadset

    Hi

    The Surly CrossCheck is turning out to be nicer (=more expensive) than originally planned - no news there, thatīs how build projects tend to go.

    Does anyone know where I could find a classical looking polished silver finish headset? 1 1/8", sort of same looks as the old Tange and Campag ones? You know - rounded outer cut shapes? The obvious answer of course is Chris King... but that screams "more money than sense" bit too loudly for my liking. So we are talking under $100 range here.

    Any info on brand, cost, link, pics much appreciated!

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    What about the FSA Orbit?
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    how about the IRD Technoglide headset?...runs about $75...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    The obvious answer of course is Chris King... but that screams "more money than sense" bit too loudly for my liking. So we are talking under $100 range here.
    I have no suggestions on headset choices, but did want to chime in on some of the expensive choices. I don't own a King, but have a few other high end ones. In particular, I've got a Syncros headset that I purchased about 8 years ago. Used. I've got my money out of that bling headset.

    Quality headsets move bike to bike. I cheap out on them occasionally, but the nice ones I do have have all lasted a long time, stayed in adjustment and moved bike to bike to bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    What about the FSA Orbit?
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    Good thing youīv been practicing

    Yeah, funny - I thought FSAīs were more "industrial" looking in the past. That would be perfect if I can find one in silver. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinnt
    how about the IRD Technoglide headset?...runs about $75...a lot cleaner looking without the brand screaming at you.
    Looks good but I cannot seem to find an online dealer for them
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    here's 2 sources...I don't know about the international shipping, but I would think Interloc could / would ship it to you..

    http://store.interlocracing.com/headsets.html

    http://www.thebikebiz.com/category_s/202.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinnt
    here's 2 sources...I don't know about the international shipping, but I would think Interloc could / would ship it to you..

    http://store.interlocracing.com/headsets.html

    http://www.thebikebiz.com/category_s/202.htm
    thanks!

    Meanwhile, I found this for around 40 euros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    thanks!
    Meanwhile, I found this for around 40 euros

    nice looking headset.

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    what about a new campy chorus headset? i think they're hot and classy looking. they're not sealed, but i've had two record ones and find them super smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    thanks!

    Meanwhile, I found this for around 40 euros

    What is that/Where can I find one?

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    How about a Stronglight? I have heard needle bearings work well.

    http://probikekit.com/display.php?code=S1001

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    ^ yeah, I've heard really good things about the stronglights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benoist
    What is that/Where can I find one?

    Thatīs a "PRO", a line of cheapish after market parts marketed in Yrop by Shimano

    www.pro-bikegear.nl/
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    used Chris King

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
    used Chris King
    not very common around here. Altough Iīv seen a busted Chris King headset in a 2nd hand bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    The obvious answer of course is Chris King... but that screams "more money than sense" bit too loudly for my liking. So we are talking under $100 range here.
    If you can go to $100, you can score a new one from eBay. That's how much I paid for mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinnt
    how about the IRD Technoglide headset?...runs about $75...
    the ird technoglide aka tange technoglide
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