torqueless Posted: :
If you've owned the bike from new and the headset has never been removed, then I would think any issue with the head-tube faces/bottom cup/top race seatings would have to be laid at the door of Raleigh quality control dept.
Torqueless, i am not sure if i mentioned in this thread but, the warranty ran out 14 years ago and i would expect to get a short response from Raleigh if i complained and that would be well justified.
The bike has done in excess of 10,000 miles without any maintenace to either the headset or BB - my fault obviously and i think that it has stood up to this treatment well and, if anything, Raleigh should be congratulated.
Thanks for your input, i do appreciate it; having given this more thought, i would really like to phone Raleigh and complain about the headset now!!!LOL