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Old 08-16-12, 08:05 PM   #1
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Headset Id Help

I have this Giant (GE573166) 2005? Maybe an Iguana, or a XtC, or something else. Bikepedia has these as FSA Orbit Z INTEGRATED Headsets. Looking for confirmation and illumination.

Not all of the parts are here so I need a new headset, so is it integrated or semi? Many thanks. dane C.
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It's an integrated headset, so that part's easy. To identify the headset brand I'd need to see the top bearing cover since that's where most makers put their decals.

A decent local shop can also confirm the IH system so you know the pool of replacements to work from. That's determined by the exact internal dimensions of the frame's headtube. That would be hard to do from a photo, even if you lift out the bearing to show it.
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Take the bearing off the bike, grab a caliper and measure it or take the bearing out and see the markings, the model and details sure are engraved in the bearing surface.
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