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Old 11-02-07, 11:27 AM
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Integrated headsets and forks

Is there any difference between a fork designed for an integrated headset and one that's not?
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Old 11-02-07, 11:36 AM
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It's pretty much just cosmetic. An integrated fork has a wide flat crown top which mounts nice and flush against the bottom of an integrated head tube. In fact, an integrated fork looks good with a standard headset/head tube set up.......but not the other way around.
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Old 11-03-07, 11:24 AM
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Just as I'd hoped! Thanks!
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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
In fact, an integrated fork looks good with a standard headset/head tube set up.......but not the other way around.
I notice the difference. I don't care for integrated fork crowns with standard head tube frames. I know everyone touts, "Looks great with both!" I don't think so.

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Integrated headsets are just a bad idea all around. Unless you are super rich, or racing.
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Integrated headsets are just a bad idea all around. Unless you are super rich, or racing.
Even entry level bikes come with integrated headsets now. What's your point?
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Even entry level bikes come with integrated headsets now. What's your point?
And what's your point? Because they come on entry level bikes, they must be good? Or accepted? You can go away now.
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Pray tell, what's your beef with integrated headsets? Racing has nothing to do with the headset type. Also, why the super rich comments? I have plenty of bikes with each style. They ride no different and also race no different. You ain't makin' sense ........
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Pray tell, what's your beef with integrated headsets? Racing has nothing to do with the headset type. Also, why the super rich comments? I have plenty of bikes with each style. They ride no different and also race no different. You ain't makin' sense ........
http://www.chrisking.com/tech/int_he...explain_1.html
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With all due respect to (our local boyz) Chris King, that is hardly an unbiased view.

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Odds on CK producing an integrated HS if that design hangs around another 5 years or so?
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Originally Posted by DinoShepherd View Post
With all due respect to (our local boyz) Chris King, that is hardly an unbiased view.

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The one post I forget to add this disclaimer...
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Just because Chris King says something, doesn't mean it's gospel.
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Oh, fer Pete's sake, people.

Thanks for the article. It confirms some stuff I thought about what was going on in there. My concern was over whether there was some reason I couldn't use a fork designed for an integrated HS on my, uh, segregated ? ... one.

This does seem to me like it's putting wear on the frame that could be put on an ablative, replaceable part.
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