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Old 03-30-18, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by robert schlatte View Post
Regarding headsets, Sheldon Brown says to leave the race one or two balls short of full. Apparently, this allows the balls to move around a little bit to decrease the chance of "brinelling"- the little dimples in the race made by the balls.

For what its worth, I have always read that loose balls are better than caged balls in all bearing applications at least where bikes are concerned.
The "rule" from many years ago - fill the race and remove one. Headsets, two is probably a better bet.

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