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70's raleigh grand prix headsets?
hi all! i'm happy to have found this board. i've been looking for somewhere to ask questions and learn about bikes.
anyways: i have a 70's raleigh grand prix that i've swapped out nearly every part on except the headset. i've read that the 70's english raleigh's have a unique thread spacing for the BB and headset. i had a shop switch over the BB, and they just said "it was a pain in the ass", and charged me a bit extra, but it's in there, and seems fine. however, i have no idea what they did, and what it did to compromise the structural integrity of the frame. now the headset is giving me problems, and i want to upgrade. does anyone know of a headset that will fit the thread spacing of my bike, or someone in boston i might be able to go to that could do this for me?
also, anyone know of anywhere in boston that does powdercoating for reasonable prices?