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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Just out of interest, does this older headset have a recess or raised lip for the tabbed washer so it can't pop out of the groove like a later 600 headset?
Well as it is indeed a later 600 headset yes

Wanted to thank you guys, everything went smoothly.

Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
Since you mention a Shimano 600 Arabesque, I'm thinking this in 1-inch threaded systems.

Make sure both headsets are the same. Headsets of that era came in JIS and ISO standards, and they aren't interchangeable. I once had an Eisentraut frame handed to me that had been built for a JIS headset and had an ISO headset crammed into it. The headset cups didn't fit, had expanded the head tube, and ruined the frame.

http://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-headsets.html
The only hiccup like that was crown race size, and that was easily fixed with a different one from my pile! Good looking out though.
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