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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:31 pm 
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I just acquired a chris king headset bearings/threadset. the lower cup is missing its bearings and the ring that holds them.

so would anyone have any or an idea how to get some or a reasoable replacement?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Answered this not to long ago. Only King can provide and fit the new bearings.

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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... t=#1214951


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:36 pm 
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thought so..i've had a good look around the internet and that seems to be the general consensus, but seeing as I live in the UK, just thought i'd check here as it's a pain to post, plus it could be expensive as I have no warranty


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:40 pm 
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They replaced a 10+ year old bearing for me once for free. Worth a try.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:42 pm 
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I mailed them earlier today so we will see, just bought a new top cap, so my cheap chris king is getting more expensive by the minute! £25 so far if I can get the lower bearings for free/cheap i'm winning!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:50 pm 
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hurin76 wrote:
I mailed them earlier today so we will see, just bought a new top cap, so my cheap chris king is getting more expensive by the minute! £25 so far if I can get the lower bearings for free/cheap i'm winning!!


Im in a similar boat.Just bought a silver CK but without a top cap and crown race.Add £25


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:57 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
hurin76 wrote:
I mailed them earlier today so we will see, just bought a new top cap, so my cheap chris king is getting more expensive by the minute! £25 so far if I can get the lower bearings for free/cheap i'm winning!!


Im in a similar boat.Just bought a silver CK but without a top cap and crown race.Add £25


top caps are an extra 10% off plus an extra 5% if you get the gold price at wiggle..think i just bought the last black one though

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/chris-king-top-cap/

if you want new bearings, you can get a full service with the new bearings at bromley bike co for £21.99 probably cheaper to send back to chris king though..

http://www.bromleybike.co.uk/shop/compo ... 16933.html


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Evolution imports have just done mine but i got the cups mixed up and now i need the others anodising and have the bearings removed and refitted in the other ones ffs.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:33 am 
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Im happy with any top cap 8) its the crown race im after.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:36 am 
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