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Old 04-02-13, 11:21 AM
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getting a headset for my new frame

hi there, I just got this frame:
http://www.amazon.com/Nashbar-Alumin...clocross+frame

I don't want to get a cheap headset, but I don't know anything about headsets.

is this a good one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANE-CREEK-S...item4abe98bcbc

My LBS has few options and which isn't really cheap is too much expensive, so I'll take it from web and they gonna install.

thanks in advance,
Marcelo.
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Old 04-02-13, 01:20 PM
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Chris King is the headset others are to be compared with..

you can get pretty cheap loose ball headsets to last a long time as long as they never get loose and out of adjustment.

Its the banging of loose headsets that hurts them, and grit blown up in the wet wheel spray.

Cane Creek is sold thru bike shop distributors, why not get it from the shop?

if you dont like what they got on spec ahead of time, they can order it for you, when asked.

having the frame in hand to measure , the right one will be ordered.
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i can't see where it states the type of threadless headset that frame uses, but chances are it is a "traditional 1 1/8 inch threadless headset". probably contact seller and ask for the exact type of headset that frame needs.

if it turns out to be traditional threadless headset, i can recommend http://www.amazon.com/Ritchey-Logic-.../dp/B00165L1A6 this one. they come in silver or black. i fot mine from ebay for 24 "out the door".

they pretty much all use the same cartridge bearings these days, so there is little to choose from irrespective of marketing, IME.

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Nashbar's website shows the "specs" for that frame on a tab below the price and ordering box, and it's saying 1 1/8" traditional, press in headset.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...97_-1___202389
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Chris King is the headset others are to be compared with..

you can get pretty cheap loose ball headsets to last a long time as long as they never get loose and out of adjustment.

Its the banging of loose headsets that hurts them, and grit blown up in the wet wheel spray.

Cane Creek is sold thru bike shop distributors, why not get it from the shop?

if you dont like what they got on spec ahead of time, they can order it for you, when asked.

having the frame in hand to measure , the right one will be ordered.
I live in Brazil, and the LBS' here which have Cane Creek or Chris King, sells them for about 4 ou 5 times the web price.
Since I can't afford a Chris King, I'm looking to other reliable brands that fits my budget.


Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
i can't see where it states the type of threadless headset that frame uses, but chances are it is a "traditional 1 1/8 inch threadless headset". probably contact seller and ask for the exact type of headset that frame needs.

if it turns out to be traditional threadless headset, i can recommend http://www.amazon.com/Ritchey-Logic-.../dp/B00165L1A6 this one. they come in silver or black. i fot mine from ebay for 24 "out the door".

they pretty much all use the same cartridge bearings these days, so there is little to choose from irrespective of marketing, IME.
I put a bet that this one is threadless, since it's smaller than the traditional threaded ones and I can't see any thread inside the cups.

As I stated above, I'm in Brazil, and ebay is a better choice to buy. Every Amazon order is overtaxed by the customs.


Originally Posted by likebike23 View Post
Nashbar's website shows the "specs" for that frame on a tab below the price and ordering box, and it's saying 1 1/8" traditional, press in headset.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...97_-1___202389
I know this, and I think this Cane Creek is exactly what I'm looking for (setup), but I don't know if this is my best pick.



thanks for your support guys, I'm still looking for a good headset for about 10-30 USD.
you may think 10 USD is really cheap for a headset, but here they sell some things for 20 BRL when they should put ir for free and apologize for that.
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That Cane Creek is fine. It's going to be closer to $40USD than $30 if you add in shipping. And since you don't know anything about headsets, make sure someone qualified installs it. A cheap headset properly installed, lubed, and adjusted is better than an expensive, improperly adjusted, and dirty headset.
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maybe i didn't make myself clear....

get his one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/370614573993...84.m1439.l2648

silver or black, your choice. the pic is confusing because they put the black top on the silver bottom. they are ALL black or ALL silver.

you can even make a lower offer...
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Originally Posted by likebike23 View Post
That Cane Creek is fine. It's going to be closer to $40USD than $30 if you add in shipping. And since you don't know anything about headsets, make sure someone qualified installs it. A cheap headset properly installed, lubed, and adjusted is better than an expensive, improperly adjusted, and dirty headset.
I have a cheap one in my actual bike and it supported around 2.000 miles including two 200km randonneur. The only issue is that my drive set is kinda hard to turn.

Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
maybe i didn't make myself clear....

get his one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/370614573993...84.m1439.l2648

silver or black, your choice. the pic is confusing because they put the black top on the silver bottom. they are ALL black or ALL silver.

you can even make a lower offer...
Thanks huey, I'm gonna negotiate this one
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