Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Brisbane, Aus
Bikes: Norco Sight Carbon, One-one rigid
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I'm looking for some advice on headset choice for an 'expedition' bike I'm building to ride across Asia. Being budget conscious, I've picked up an On-one inbred rigid frameset - link
- and am looking for a headset to compliment it. I am however confused by the types and sizes available. I guess it comes down to 2 questions:
1. For this type of bike, should I be looking for Threaded, threadless, press fit, integrated or any other bits of jargon? Are there signifigant pros and cons to any of this?
2. The (quite short) headtube on this frame is spec'd as follows:
Head tube: standard 1 1/8 inch steerer, 34mm head tube inside diameter
Does this mean that any headset I buy has to match both of these numbers? For example, this
mentions a 44mm inner diameter, with no mention of anything in inches - whereas this one
says it's 1 1/8", with no mention of a diameter in mm.
Sorry if this is a bit convoluted - it's 3am and I'm being propped up by too much coffee.
Oh also - any specific suggestions on long-lasting, decent quality 'sets which don't retail for silly money would be very much appreciated.