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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:49 pm 
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Location: Cambridgeshire - flatlands (the horror, the horror)
Owing to incompetence of previous owner/technician in installing a Chris King headset, I am in need of a replacement top race ring 1 and 1/8, griplock split ring wedge and top cover. This:

https://www.universalcycles.com/shoppin ... p?id=37860

And Winstanley's has done the usual thing - put it on their website, taken the money, and then say 'well....we might be able to get it, might not....' Grrrrr. Now no longer showing on their website so have sent 'er can you tell me what's happening....' email.

Bromley Cycles neither answers the phone nor responds to emails, so I have a bike just sitting there unable to move.

Does anyone have the Griplock components going spare? In decent condition? Money waiting.....

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:00 pm 
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You can fit a standard top race if you are struggling to find a grip lock version.

I do have a new grip lock assembly, but I also have the rest of the new headset so can't spare it I'm afraid.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:50 pm 
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I think I have one...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:06 pm 
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If no luck ... try this bike shop ! very good service & a huge range of tiny parts inc. Chris King (alas no gripnut that I could see) ... altho’ just about everything else

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?ter ... ing&page=2


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:15 pm 
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Here you go, is this any good. Brand new in packet at £34.99


Ah-ha! Grip lock not grip nut.
Ignore me.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:36 pm 
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Location: Cambridgeshire - flatlands (the horror, the horror)
Thanks guys - ishaw you tinker, dangling that in from of me and then whipping it away....

sigh...will need to do a high round of calls to shops I think.....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:02 pm 
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I've used this shop in the past for king small parts https://avt.bike/collections/chris-king-headset-parts


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:04 am 
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Which bits of the grip lock are damaged or missing? I bought a bike with a ck headset with grip lock that kept coming loose. Turned out it just needed an o-ring between the wedge and top cap. Good bearings, crap system, but it works now.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:20 pm 
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wynne wrote:
Good bearings, crap system, but it works now.


I always thought they were the grail until I got one. Now I wouldn't walk past a Hope headset to get to a Chris King!
Hell, even a decent Cane Creek would get the nod.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:41 pm 
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Quite agree, Hope every time. I only acquired this ck one on a used frame i bought.


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