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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:52 pm 
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OK my newest purchase is becoming a bit of a money pit (don't they all) the headset now appears to be indexed (it seemed fine then I got it but now I have little black worms of grease coming from the bottom race) and I have not got much to spend so any recommendations for 1" threaded headsets (also if you have one rolling around the man cave that is surplus to requirements give me a shout) also anyone know of where to get a cheep set of headset spanners?


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:08 pm 
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I picked up a stronglight headset (very light+good quality) seen them on ebay for £25 new


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:32 pm 
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what have you got already, if is a Shimano one like a 105, they tended to have a low stack height so you might not have enough threads for something like a Stronglight as recommended above.
I quite like Tange headsets myself, the Tange Levin is a kind of Campag copy


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:33 pm 
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here's one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TANGE-HEADSET-1-T ... 1c1bb5885a


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:32 pm 
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The one on it at the mo is a stronglite and the forks would not be too much of an issue as I have a new set en route because the fork end is damaged and the steerer on the first replacement set I got was about 5mm too short! (As I said money pit :()


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:52 am 
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always seems to be plenty or Ritchey Logic, 600/Ultegra, Dura Ace, 105 and of coarse King's available in 1"


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:58 am 
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I'd love a Dura Ace one, but not what they seem to go for.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:15 am 
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+1 :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 3:03 pm 
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gordy wrote:
I picked up a stronglight headset (very light+good quality) seen them on ebay for £25 new


+1 for the Stronglight A9, well engineered and weighs next to nothing. The Miche Primato is good too and has the same roller bearing system but comes out a mite taller on stack height.

David


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:46 pm 
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Went with the tange in the end less than £20 inc delivery would have gone for the stronglite if it were not for the fact that they were charging£15 more for silver over black :roll:


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