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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Ok - I was thinking campag... But price of nos is silly and I don't want to risk a second hand one (which still make silly money)

Thoughts please.... Miche headset - cheap at circa £21 and taper roller... And italian

Or is it worth paying for a new campy record one circa £43?

Anyone got experience of the miche one in regards to adjustment life span etc?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:25 am 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Marcevo1 wrote:
Ok - I was thinking campag... But price of nos is silly and I don't want to risk a second hand one (which still make silly money)

Thoughts please.... Miche headset - cheap at circa £21 and taper roller... And italian

Or is it worth paying for a new campy record one circa £43?

Anyone got experience of the miche one in regards to adjustment life span etc?


I've got the threadless version of this headset. Looks nice but has an Achilles heel in the shape of the top headtube cup which is alloy rather than steel and soft-ish. Mine deformed somewhat on installation but the headset still seems to be working OK - see viewtopic.php?f=12&t=243035. Then again I did do the job myself, a good LBS probably won't make a pig's ear of it like I did. :oops:

On the positive side - other than the above comments design & production are good and it has excellent tapered roller bearings like those in the Stronglight A9. Oh, and keep an eye on stack height too!

David


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Just checked stack height and its 40mm ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:31 pm 
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I know Chickens cycles does not import the threaded version of the Miche headset. The threadless headset is simply the best 1" threadless headset about. Light and very relaible and smooth. I have one and I am very impressed.


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