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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 07-15-08, 09:52 PM   #1
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1" threadless headset

I've been looking for a headset for my bianchi pista. I was looking at the chris king but it's kinda steep. What is a good quality 1" threadless headset for under 100$?
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Old 07-15-08, 10:00 PM   #2
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I was looking at getting a Campy Record Threadless for my pista. I've seen them as low as $90 online. I'm sure shipping is a grip though.
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Aheadset something or another? Believe theres the STS and the SAS? (steel and aluminum cups, i believe).

Those should be reasonably cheap..... but so-so quality.
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Cane Creek has a decent silver one. Paid $52 at my LBS
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Cane-Creek-S2-Th...QQcmdZViewItem
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Is the S2 alright it seems so cheap.
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Cane Creek makes one. Ritchey also has a cheap (and fully functional) 1" threadless headset that I have on my Spicer/Kilo.

I wish everyone who was going to manufacture bikes with threadless forks in mind would just use a 1 1/8" head tube, though.
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Campy Chorus makes one that is sold by Colorado Cyclist. I use one and it a nice unit. Large dia BB on the bottom make for a long life
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Is the S2 alright it seems so cheap.
yes it's great. i had an STS but wanted sealed bearings so i went to the S2. i'm glad i did.

unless you really punish your bike or weigh everything in grams before putting it on, you will be hard pressed to justify spending twice or three times as much on something nicer.
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Cane Creek Solos or S8
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i have the s6 on my bike and its perfect. better than the s2 and its only 50 on bikeisland
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Is the S2 alright it seems so cheap.
I bought one about a year ago after a recommendation from someone on here, and I am very glad I did. It's seen a lot of use but still feels great.
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Whats the difference between the S2 and S6 or S8?
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what's the stock Cane Creek one on the kilo?
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I used to buy chris kings for my bikes. now I buy cane creek S2s because I like them more and they are way cheaper. Nice and smooth.
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i have the cane creek s2, i would not recommend it. it is very rattly and feels like its going to break if i hit a bump. i think i am going to go with a chris king.
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i have the cane creek s2, i would not recommend it. it is very rattly and feels like its going to break if i hit a bump. i think i am going to go with a chris king.
Make sure it's installed and adjusted properly (also make sure you've installed the stem correctly). My S2 feels very solid--when getting the top bolt tight (no play) while not too tight (steerer binding), there are several degrees of leeway (what I'm trying to say is it doesn't need to be perfect like some headsets do).
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i am actually going to put on a different stem right now. i am pretty sure it's the headset, but i want to make sure. i'll let you know how it goes maybe i'm wrong.
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