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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:51 am 
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Do people seriously pay money for these?
I have a box full of them, somewhere. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:57 pm 
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Geoff wrote:
Andy B wrote:
Yup it is plastic, I got one free with the mag ages ago, no idea where it is now though.

I certainly wouldn't use it on a bike it doesn't look up to the job IMHO


That said, the original Aheadset specification is for a plastic top cap. So it snaps rather than allowing the bearings to be over tightened. People only started using alu caps cos they look nice! :lol:
My Ritchey headset came with a plastic top cap, which is deffo up to the job, it's just the Mint Sauce freebie is very flimsy and nowhere near the quality of the Ritchey one (it's about 1/2 as thick)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:22 pm 
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I have a diacompe one thats plastic, and that is really thick, but yes, the freebee one is very flimsy


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