Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Favorite Generic Headset?

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Favorite Generic Headset?

Old 11-10-13, 04:55 PM
  #1  
Hudson308 
Mr. Anachronism
Thread Starter
 
Hudson308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: City of Lakes
Posts: 1,964

Bikes: fillet-brazed Chicago Schwinns, and some other stuff

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 487 Post(s)
Liked 167 Times in 116 Posts
Favorite Generic Headset?

When replacing a (JIS or Italian) 1" threaded headset, do you guys have a favorite source/brand in cases where you're not concerned about originality?
__________________
"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going." -Irwin Corey
Hudson308 is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 05:03 PM
  #2  
Michael Angelo 
Senior Member
 
Michael Angelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hurricane Alley , Florida
Posts: 3,896

Bikes: Treks (USA), Schwinn Paramount, Schwinn letour,Raleigh Team Professional, Gazelle GoldLine Racing, 2 Super Mondias, Carlton Professional.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Tange levin, velo orange,
Michael Angelo is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 06:00 PM
  #3  
thinktubes 
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 5,202

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 625 Post(s)
Liked 519 Times in 273 Posts
Something with roller bearings....should last a lifetime. Big fan of Stronglight here.
thinktubes is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 06:20 PM
  #4  
Bandera 
~>~
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: TX Hill Country
Posts: 5,931
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1112 Post(s)
Liked 164 Times in 109 Posts
Originally Posted by Michael Angelo View Post
Tange levin
Yep.
Solid quality, reasonable $.

-Bandera
__________________
'74 Raleigh Internat'l. '77 Trek TX900 FG. '90 Vitus 979. '10 Merckx EMX3. '13 Soma Stanyan
Bandera is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 07:29 PM
  #5  
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 21,756

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 126 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2260 Post(s)
Liked 658 Times in 443 Posts
Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Something with roller bearings....should last a lifetime. Big fan of Stronglight here.
Same here. Glad I bought a bunch of them before I left Trek. But they do need 40mm of stack, so Tange Levin is a great fall-back if there's less than 40mm to work with.
JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 07:36 PM
  #6  
due ruote 
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,167
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 688 Post(s)
Liked 187 Times in 125 Posts
+1 Tange Levin. I don't know if it's just me but in addition to the other positive attributes mentioned, they always seem comparatively easy to adjust.
due ruote is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 09:09 PM
  #7  
shoota 
Senior Member
 
shoota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: not sure
Posts: 6,988
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1315 Post(s)
Liked 185 Times in 137 Posts
My Hatta Vesta has been pretty good.
__________________
2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO 2
2019 Salsa Warbird
shoota is offline  
Old 11-11-13, 12:33 PM
  #8  
unworthy1
Stop reading my posts!
 
unworthy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 10,825
Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 554 Post(s)
Liked 189 Times in 154 Posts
Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
+1 Tange Levin. I don't know if it's just me but in addition to the other positive attributes mentioned, they always seem comparatively easy to adjust.
+3 for Tange (Levin and/or some of the other models, too), can't beat them at their price point, and they are offered with both JIS or ISO crown race, which others often aren't.
I used to think Ritchy Logic was another good, cheap option, but had a few failures with that one...I think VO has some excellent options at a slightly higher price.
Wish the old A9 Stronglight (and variants) with roller bearings was still sold...you can still find a few but the supply is spotty.
unworthy1 is offline  
Old 11-11-13, 03:36 PM
  #9  
Hudson308 
Mr. Anachronism
Thread Starter
 
Hudson308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: City of Lakes
Posts: 1,964

Bikes: fillet-brazed Chicago Schwinns, and some other stuff

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 487 Post(s)
Liked 167 Times in 116 Posts
Thanks, guys! Great info.
__________________
"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going." -Irwin Corey
Hudson308 is offline  
Old 11-11-13, 07:30 PM
  #10  
dbakl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,767

Bikes: Cinelli, Paramount, Raleigh, Carlton, Zeus, Gemniani, Frejus, Legnano, Pinarello, Falcon

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
+1 Tange Levin. I don't know if it's just me but in addition to the other positive attributes mentioned, they always seem comparatively easy to adjust.

Me too.
dbakl is offline  
Old 11-11-13, 09:02 PM
  #11  
rekmeyata
Senior Member
 
rekmeyata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8,319
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Another Tange Levin fan.
rekmeyata is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bananabacon
Road Cycling
23
07-19-15 03:00 AM
mattkime
Bicycle Mechanics
12
06-17-13 09:39 AM
devinetoph
Classic & Vintage
4
04-21-11 03:52 PM
pbien
Bicycle Mechanics
5
12-18-10 11:00 AM
illdthedj
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
15
10-29-10 03:54 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.