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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Hi
I'm looking to replace my Impact headset on my 91 Explosif,whats the best? both in ease of replacement and quality, I know a lot of people are going to say Chris King gripnut but is there an alternative available in the UK?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:49 am 
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Hi,

I would look for a Tange! They made them in aluminium and chromoly like the Impact.

Some have sealed bearings if you like low maintenance.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:27 am 
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Only Mavic 316 at that time, possibly the XTR M901.
I personally think the Mavic is the better.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:02 am 
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Hi
Thanks for the replies.
FluffyChicken, I'snt the stack height too big on the Mavic 316?
I was going to buy one off a member on here but thought the Impact was a lot smaller than the Mavic, thats why I thought of the gripnut.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:59 pm 
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The impact isn't very low iirc, you would need to check what you have to play with. 316 is 38mm to 44mm (check the docs for exact). It has a 'range' it can be used with.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... s.pdf.html
I believe the 316 was introduced for 1992 models (same year as the xtr)


I think the 1" Impact has 39mm stack (something on bikepro writup). I guess the 1 1/8 would be the same are neither.

Easy to figure out what you need anyway. Steerer tube - headtube.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Thanks FluffyChicken
I've looked that much I'm getting confused.
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