Rob Atkin wrote:
I'd go for a nice Nos Shimano one myself. Never been pleased with Ritchey ones, sealing is a bit naff IMHO. Shimano ones are lovely. Not sure on stack height but might be ok, what's stack on your current one?
Tis threadless and combined height of 26.5mm, comprising of upper race : 17mm and lower race 9.5mm, Ive left the crown race out the measuring btw, that make any diff?
I've been warned off Ritchey Scuzzy's due to poor sealing quality too, by an experienced bike mechanic friend. Although I think they really are visually, very suited to Cannondales. I don't know how long the current one was on there but the lower race is pretty rough now.
If you hunt around and don't mind second hand, £40 should net you a half decent earlier hope model (with the more discreet logos) .You could even snag a King headset
with a little luck - for that money it might be a little cosmetically challenged but otherwise fine if the bearings are good.
Both are ace and way better quality overall than a scuzzy logic - the only flaw may be stack height, the ritchey looks a bit shallow, especially the lower race...
I'm definitely interested in an older Hope or Chris King if
stack height permits. I am on the absolute limit with the forks' steerer as it is and they're staying with the frame.
How do I ascertain stack heights for older Hope or CK?, can anyone help?
I need one asap
Cheers for info chaps.