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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Can you find one for me too?

At the same price - or less?

:wink: :roll:

Jammy (and lucky!) so-and-so :D

Enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:29 pm 
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As well as being fugly the headset ids loose and the flats are a bit mangled so it's had its day.


Personally I think the A9's a good, neat, value-for-money headset but this one doesn't seem to have been looked after all that well, and the huge stack of spacers/washers looks peculiar. If you want to stick with roller rather than ball bearings, the Miche Primato headset (looks vaguely like the old Mavic 305) might be a good bet?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:41 pm 
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Speechless. :shock: I'd missed the thread in the other forum, God knows how you kept a straight face collecting that beauty.

I was pleased with my mediocre Bianchi for £150, not so now :(

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:18 am 
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I fully agree that the A9 is a thoroughly decent good value headset, but this one's past its best for certain. By 'fugly' I was referring to the huge stack of mis-shapen spacers and obvious damage. Nothing can be done with this one, but replace.

I'm looking for a nice replacement and have pretty much settled on NOS Campag. I guess that a Merckx of this era would use a British threaded HS and not Italian? BB is Italian but that might not mean anything as far as the HS is concerned.

Cheers, Gareth.

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garethrl wrote:
As well as being fugly the headset is loose and the flats are a bit mangled so it's had its day.


Personally I think the A9's a good, neat, value-for-money headset but this one doesn't seem to have been looked after all that well, and the huge stack of spacers/washers looks peculiar. If you want to stick with roller rather than ball bearings, the Miche Primato headset (looks vaguely like the old Mavic 305) might be a good bet?

David


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:21 am 
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Sorry for taking my time to get back, I only just really registered your question ... :oops:

The cable routing seems as though it's a small plate that fits between the head tube and lower bearing cup, but I won't know for sure until I get the lower cup out. I'm shopping for a headset now so will confirm eventually following a transplant.

Cheers,
Gareth.

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Nice one!

I was following the developing story with interest. Really glad your expectations were met, it looks great.

I think the forks look good on it, just the headset and stem to sort and tie it all together so-to-speak.

How is the down-tube cable guides attached? Is that a plate thing as part of the headset? Never seen that before.

What else are you planning for it?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:10 am 
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Ha, Titanium for that price, lucky you :)

Just needs the headset sorted out (is that an adapter they're using? the stack looks strange...) and stack and off you go!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:25 am 
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The thread that came back from the dead!

The Merckx is vastly changed from the photos here. I really must take some photos and update the thread ....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:48 pm 
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garethrl wrote:
The thread that came back from the dead!

The Merckx is vastly changed from the photos here. I really must take some photos and update the thread ....

Cheers,
Gareth.


go on then !


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