Old 06-19-10, 12:09 PM
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does "indexed steering" necessarily require complete headset replacement?

My campagnolo headset-equipped road bike is suffering from a severe case of "indexed steering". It just goes clunk into a straight ahead position.

does this necessarily mean the headset needs replacing ?
or could a simple replacement of the ball bearings be to cure?

I asked because I can repack the bearings in a headset myself (this afternoon) but for a HS replacement, I would have to hand it over to an LBS.
and I don't want to bother going to get the bearings, doing the bearing replacement only to find that the HS necessarily needed replacing.

if there is even a reasonable chance that new bearings would patch things up, I'll happily give it a try first before the time and expense of a HS change.

thanks

Peter
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