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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Hi all.

Back toward the end of last summer I bought a Crank Bros Opium c headset. I was amazed with how light and low profile it was and thought the overall look was really cool. I performed fine since being installed and I have had no problems with it apart from one thing:


How annoying is that?! The bike has been a a couple of wet rides and has been stored in a dry garage. I find it shocking that Crank Bros let out a product that wasnt properly protected agaist rust. They also do a stainless version but I dont know if that finnish will be any more rust proof than the black finnish.

I emailed tham but they cant help me as I got the headset (new) through eBay.

So Im thinking a possible soloution might be to have the cup's powder coated to protect them once the initial rust is removed. Would this work?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Not good, but shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'd powdercoat the cups if you can get it done cheap, then rebuild with a lot of grease. Surprised crank bros didn't offer to replace a poor quality product, regardless of where you got it from.

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