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Old 05-13-15, 10:02 AM
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Headset Bearings?

I bought a used frame and fork. It came with an FSA headset. I just noticed when installing it – it doesn’t have any bearings. Is this normal?
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No bearings at all, or are the bearings sealed? Photo?
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Originally Posted by rekon View Post
I bought a used frame and fork. It came with an FSA headset. I just noticed when installing it – it doesn’t have any bearings. Is this normal?
All headsets have bearings. So no not normal. How did you install it without bearings out of interest?
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Either it should have some kind of fixed or drop in cartridge bearing, or be filled with loose balls depending on the specific model.

Possibly you don't recognize a cartridge bearing that's fixed in place. Put a finger into a cup and see if there's a free spinning inner part. If so, you've found the MIA bearing.
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No visible balls probably means cartridge bearings and many FSA headsets have them.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
No visible balls probably means .....
No, I just won't go there.
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i bought a box of chicken fingers the other day, and, behold! no fingers.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
No, I just won't go there.
Too late, you already did and, yes, the same thing occurred to me as I typed my above response.

i bought a box of chicken fingers the other day, and, behold! no fingers.
Depending on where you got them, perhaps no chicken either.
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