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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:36 pm 
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I just got one off ebay for £49 including postage, a fair deal I though, but why??? I don't need it, my FSA Orbit III headset is fine.

What makes us buy these things with the little money we have left towards the end of the month!

I just felt the urge to try a Chris King... :oops: :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:39 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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I felt the urge. It creaked on me which i kind of expected. Then realised king have changed the design of the top bearing cover and still charge for it even though they know of the problem.
Ergo i was disappointed. I still miss it though.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:54 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Might just come down to tradition :? theyve been around and came as standard no a few high end bikes,possibly thats the link

you'll not be joining this thread then :wink: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... light=king


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:39 pm 
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The headset is probably the only bike part I don't ever have any trouble with (except the previous Peaks ride), I've never seen the point in spending £100 on one!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:30 pm 
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It's allllllll about the labels people


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:55 pm 
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sylus wrote:
It's allllllll about the labels people


I buy clothes from George, so that could be true.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:23 am 
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Rampage wrote:
sylus wrote:
It's allllllll about the labels people


I buy clothes from George, so that could be true.


that's because you've spent all your money on your bikes :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:33 am 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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My oldest King is 17 yeas old. It's on it's 8th bike now, 3 of those saw hard use on DH race courses throughout Eastern Canada. It's just getting to the point now where I'm thinking about sending it off for new bearings during the winter. I think I got my money's worth out of it.......so far.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:51 am 
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sylus wrote:
It's allllllll about the labels people


It's a little about this...

FMJ wrote:
My oldest King is 17 yeas old. It's on it's 8th bike now, 3 of those saw hard use on DH race courses throughout Eastern Canada. It's just getting to the point now where I'm thinking about sending it off for new bearings during the winter. I think I got my money's worth out of it.......so far.


and a whole lot about this!

I look forward to putting it on my new Explosif


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:10 pm 
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I have one I bought 2nd hand in about 1996 and it's still going fine 8) Had a Cane Creek that lasted less than a year before that in the same bike. It's been through 3 bikes since and I've given up cleaning or greasing it because every time I take it apart it still looks like new inside.


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