Today I decided to buy a head set wrench and attempt to grease my motobecane messenger for the first time, what a terrible idea that was. The guy at the shop told me to use oil and not grease so I did. Upon loosening the head set for the second time since it still felt grimey after the WD40 treatment and phil wod oil to the bearings, the threads started to strip. Even before that my locknut, or whatever it is called became stripped. I could not remove the headset a second time in fear of stripping the entire bolt and having the fork permanently stuck on. Accordingly I tightened the stem down and headed back home from my friend Jameel's in shame. My questions are; is it worthy to invest in a pricey head set, and where can I find a fork proportionate to a 64 cm frame?! Do forks run like wheels or are they universal and do those who manufacture just cut the head tube down to size?