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 Post subject: Road headset on MTB?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:31 pm 
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having been taught a hard (but obviously overdue :( ) lesson about the differences between ISO and JIS when it comes to crown race id's, i find myself with two headsets that can't be used on my newly acquired 1" pace RC35's.

The question is.... i have a spare campag chorus headset from a roadbike that will fit, it doesn't look any different, parts-wise, to an offroad specific headset, so is there any reason not to fit it?.

cheers Matt


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 Post subject: Re: Road headset on MTB?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:13 pm 
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None whatsoever IMHO

I used a needle bearing Stronglite for years on my old Bromwich and many bikes in the late late 80's and early 90's had road headsets fitted (Merlin Mountains had Shimano 105's)


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 Post subject: Re: Road headset on MTB?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Road headsets were standard practice BITD - dura ace, 600AX and the like were often found on top end bikes as were road hubs because top end road stuff was leagues ahead of top end MTB stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Road headset on MTB?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:52 pm 
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I believe the original modified headset for the Pace RC100 was a Shimano 105.





I've not imagined that have I? Don't think I have


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