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 Post subject: advice please - headsets
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:30 am 
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I need a new headset for my 93 Kona Kiluaea.
It has a (rather wobbly) Deore LX at the Mo.
What do you reckon the chances are of finding a decent impact headset are these days? There is one on ebay at the mo, but with P2s and Velocity stem.
Failing that, any recommendations are really welcome.
Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

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i saw that one on ebay, go for it!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:11 am 
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But I already have the forks and stem on my Kiluaea!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:57 am 
Mr Darcy
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resell the forks and stem ina few weeks?

depending on price, you may get the headset for free :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:05 am 
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depends, want to ride it & headset last forever? easily king for around £45-65. retro restoration? look for an XT in the US.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:24 am 
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Thanks guys. I called in a bike shop today and (naively) asked for a headset! I know it's 1" and threaded. Although I haven't stripped the bike yet, from memory the P2s are threaded on '93 konas?
The shop owner laughed - he thought it was hilarious!
"You've got two chances mate - none, and f*ck all! Get a modern bike!"
So after that professional advice, does anyone know what my options are?
I am not bothered (yet) about keeping it retro. I just want to ride...
Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:00 am 
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muppet shop owner, theres still plenty of 1in threaded headsets.
www.bikepro.com/products/headsets/headsets.html find which one you want, then go looking :)

...then when its built pop back to the bikeshop & leave the bike somewhere prominant, but dont say a word ;)

I actually know of 1 of these if you're feeling loaded?
http://www.bikepro.com/products/headset ... _hset.html
massively rare & aside from the chris king titanium headset, you're not going to be able to spend more ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:56 pm 
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put a wanted add on stw.
there was a guy selling a few a while back.
good luck :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:57 pm 
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There are some shops with old shimano in stock. Edinburgh bikes still have stx in stock. The bearings will probably go straight into your old lx if its the cartridge type and the cups are ok. Cheap at £12 too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:43 am 
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Deelam,

Check out the IRD Technoglide headsets. Although new, they offer a 1" with threaded and offer a lifetime warranty on the sealed bearings. Cost around 55 us.

I'm quite pleased with mine,

rody


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