Rainy day today, I figured it would be a good time to overhaul my Fuji Track. I'd bought it used a few months ago.
Loosened the locknut and threaded race, and took off the fork to find that the top of the headset has no ball bearings, although the bottom does. Could this be normal, or did the seller forget to put the bearings in? I believe it's the stock headset (Chinhaur). I took pictures -- the black cap is what would I would think is the threaded race, unscrewed and then flipped 180 degrees so you can see the inside. To the left is the top part of the headset pressed into the headtube -- strangely it does not seem like there is a race or any bearing surface there. The weird thing is the threaded race (black cap) shows no sign of wear from any bearings, so even if the seller did accidentaly take the bearings out during an overhaul, there should be some bearing marks from riding it stock from the factory. Possibly there is a loose race that goes into the black thing that was lost (but all other threaded headsets I've opened had the race integrated into the threaded cap).
If any of you have taken apart a Fuji Track stock headset, please let me know if something looks fishy...