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Old 06-22-05, 05:18 PM
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Purple Chris King

Just wondering if anyone has or has a lead on a purple 1-1/8" Chris King Threadless Headset. King stopped the purple production on Jan 1, 2005. I've called around with no avail.

Thanks in advance.

Sorry for posting this in the SS/Fixed forum but this is where pretty much all my posting has been and this group really knows how to find parts.
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Old 06-22-05, 05:21 PM
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just did google and came up with this.... http://www.cambriabike.com/Shopexd.asp?id=11094

who knows if the purple is still available though... it is listed however.
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froogle returns a ton of results too http://www.beyondbikes.com/BB/ItemMa...=CM-HEA-Hd7850
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Yeah I've called both of those places yesterday. Many of the websites list it as an option but don't have any. I'm guessing my best source is a LBS that has one laying around.

Fingers crossed because it would look ubber cool with my new wheels.



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Why didn't those guys anodize some track hubs purple while they were at it? Silly surly people...

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Old 06-22-05, 11:12 PM
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Those hubs and that headset would look soooo hot on my soma rush. . . Yum.
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is ugly the new black?
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Originally Posted by potus
is ugly the new black?
Hey now! To each their own
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I have a flat bar that perfectly matches those hubs. I've been thinking I need to start buying parts so I can build up a bike around it.

Or not.
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and you can get matching purple deep-v's...
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Originally Posted by Kiecker
Hey now! To each their own
sorry, '80s flashback, too much new coke, etc...
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The bike I'm building up is a black Surly 1x1. I went with black spokes and black DT swiss rims. The hubs should just ZING! Color is good but there's a point where it's over done. Unless you can get everthing, them just hit the major accent points; jmho.

So has any shop or distibution employee found anything tucked under your stairs?

I have found 1" and 1-1/4" threadless just not 1-1/8". So close yet so far.
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can anyone tell me why a person would pay 130 dollars for a headset?
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can anyone tell me why a person would pay 130 dollars for a headset?
'cause it's the last one you'll ever buy.
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Originally Posted by dolface
'cause it's the last one you'll ever buy.
Made by a company that does its best to treat its employees fairly, reduce its enivromental impact, and prevent larger/online retailers from undercutting local businesses through deep discounting.

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Hey Kieker, thanks for your call yesterday...I have been calling all my suppliers today and have come up completely dry unfortunately. My guess is that it will be pretty tough to find one of these. Most shops wouldn't order in a purple headset unless there was a specific demand for it, so I am guessing that the availability of any old stock in local shops is pretty unlikely. Sorry dude!
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Dude we have one at my shop. I ordered the hubs to match the headset for my Pink surly as well!
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Dude we have one at my shop. I ordered the hubs to match the headset for my Pink surly as well!
Ohhh ohhh ohhh.....PM me the number. I will pay today!


....check your PM's. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Arsbars
Dude we have one at my shop. I ordered the hubs to match the headset for my Pink surly as well!
New headset should be in the mail. I'll post pics after the complete build. Can't wait!! Thanks agian.
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anyone else know where i can find one of these? I really need a purple headset to complete my build. Anyone have any leads on a NOS one? PLEASE HELP!
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i thought king stopped making purple stuff due to the ano not turning a uniform color on all of the batches.
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^I forgot that your opinion was the only one that matters.. to myself. Siiiiike! Open your mind to other people's preferences. You don't have to put purple on your bike but if I want to, you don't need to say a word about it. So you go die. Sad and alone in your hole of intollerance and bitterness.
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i thought king stopped making purple stuff due to the ano not turning a uniform color on all of the batches.
they did.. in 2005. Hence why I'm trying to track one down on here
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I love purple, what did those hubs run you?
i want some! where did you get them.
im on a purple kick myself.

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