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Old 01-10-10, 01:35 AM   #1
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Windsor Clockwork owners

Did any of you change the headset? If so, what kind of headset did you use? thanks
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My girlfriend has that bike and took it the LBS to set up her brakes properly. They said the headset was garbage. Like, lower than crap. But just get a cheap FSA headset or something.
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exactly why I want to change it, haha.

I'm thinking about this one: http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1274

Is it good?
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To me, a headset is a headset. I'd go ahead and get it.
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Needle bearings or angular contact bearings or just about any other sealed headset will be an improvement, but that's probably not the first thing I'd upgrade.
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What is the first thing you would upgrade?
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What is the first thing you would upgrade?
I would start with the seat, wheels and tires, handlebars, and I wouldn't wait too long to either completely grease the bottom bracket or replace it all together. Mine started clicking after less than 500 miles.

Other than that just get out there and ride, and either replace things that bother you or that break.
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I would start with the seat, wheels and tires, handlebars, and I wouldn't wait too long to either completely grease the bottom bracket or replace it all together. Mine started clicking after less than 500 miles.

Other than that just get out there and ride, and either replace things that bother you or that break.
I changed the handlebars already. I'm sorta saving up on a new wheelset.
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i think the most noticeable upgrades are saddle and tires (admittedly i don't run sexy skinny high pressure tires anymore because i'm looking for better wear now for sick wicked sweet skids, or moreso flat protection. but kevlar bead 145psi tires will definitely feel faster and more responsive)

next is foot retention. consider pedals too since the stock ones feel like the bearings come pre-destroyed. at least get those exustar laminated doubles. I've never used them, i've only used mks or toshi doubles, but they look similar enough to use. I'd really recommend getting into clipless. mountain style shoes and pedals are pretty forgiving off the bike. but clipless isn't well liked by many here. those that have tried it love it though. then a stem that fits you.

wheelset is good enough, cranks and bb are not glamorous, but good enough. handlebars are handlebars. the brake hoods are uncomfortable, i'd got with R200s if you're gonna keep them.
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First thing I did was grease the headset, then the wheel bearings, plus a cone adjustment. I replaced the cranks, only because they had a bad scratch. I threw on a set of bullhorns with TT levers, and used the Tektro R530s that came on my Wabi, since I put some Campy brakes on it. Since then, I have gotten a new wheelset for winter use, a different stem so I could run 31.8 bullhorns with the same levers, but I added a cross lever too. I could just as easily have ridden it totally stock, but I had some $$ to burn.
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