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Old 03-24-07, 08:27 AM   #1
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Pimp My Aheadset

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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?
Saisinko salmiakkia?
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how about the IRD Technoglide headset?...runs about $75...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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not very common around here. Altough Iīv seen a busted Chris King headset in a 2nd hand bike
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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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how about the IRD Technoglide headset?...runs about $75...
the ird technoglide aka tange technoglide
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