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Old 01-07-19, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post

If your headset is sticking a bit, the better option is to replace the retainers with loose bearings.

Possibly. But he hasn't overhauled the headset, so he doesn't know if the retainers pose any issue. I would overhaul it with the retainers in place, and if it isn't smooth, then disassemble again and use loose balls. Unlike a bottom bracket, I try to stay away from loose balls in a headset. It's an unnecessary headache.

But if he sees indexing or pitting in the races, using loose balls might be a better first choice than replacing the component.
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