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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:39 pm 
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Dead Rats wrote:
I only did fairly light XC with mine, it went a bit rusty and kept coming loose :o


Hmm, im confused now haha.

I guess hope wins over most things.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:17 pm 
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Dead Rats wrote:
I only did fairly light XC with mine, it went a bit rusty and kept coming loose :o


Surely it coming loose is a stem problem or cups not pushed in etc, not a headset problem?

That said, i generally don't like cb stuff, i bought a pair of acid pedals and the bearing/axle design was poor. Distance between bearings very narrow, tiny bearings and to top it off, the bearings had lacquer in them, so i can only assume they lacquer them with the inner race installed. Lasted about 2 months before i had to engineer some sealed bearings and needle bearings.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:19 pm 
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mallott wrote:
Dead Rats wrote:
I only did fairly light XC with mine, it went a bit rusty and kept coming loose :o


Surely it coming loose is a stem problem or cups not pushed in etc, not a headset problem?

That said, i generally don't like cb stuff, i bought a pair of acid pedals and the bearing/axle design was poor. Distance between bearings very narrow, tiny bearings and to top it off, the bearings had lacquer in them, so i can only assume they lacquer them with the inner race installed. Lasted about 2 months before i had to engineer some sealed bearings and needle bearings.


as far as I can remember the stem was a really nice Race Face Deus and I fitted the cups properly, they were a really tight fit IIRC :?


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Bit the bullet and bought the DH one today.
Its not particularly low stack height and states DH so i'm hoping for bigger balls.
At £31 down from £80 i just couldn't stop myself any longer :lol:

Plus its silver and red which is the right colour for the build 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:50 pm 
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The crank bros dh headset?

Like this?:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:33 pm 
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I always stand by chris king for headsets. had the cb iodine on my work bike (from crc when it was cheap) 10-15 miles later i swapped the forks and the bottom bearings in the cup decided to make a massive bid for freedom all over the conservatory floor (angry missus) you really do get what you pay for. Just a note to all the replys about fitting etc, I am a qualified cycle mechanic of 15 years + ive got a chris king ive had on my stinky deelux, on-one gimp, pashley 24mhz, numerous bmx's and trials bikes, spooky bandwagon, santa cruz super 8 . . . . the list goes on, as does the chris king headset :lol:


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My chris king creaks after 1 month. Rubbish.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:39 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
My chris king creaks after 1 month. Rubbish.


thats a bugger :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:42 pm 
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I kind of expected it for some reason. It gets some abuse. Will be having a looksee soon to see if i can solve it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:49 pm 
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like i said ive had one for about 10 years (same bearings, same everything really?) have you faced your head tube ?


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