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Any thoughts on Record threadless headset?(7 posts)

Any thoughts on Record threadless headset?bill
Mar 26, 2001 12:31 PM
The review(s) in the "Products" part of this site have only one inconclusive review ("no prob's after three months"). Any experience out there? Can be purchased overseas at a modest price point, but nothing worthless is a bargain.
re: Any thoughts on Record threadless headset?Noobee
Mar 26, 2001 12:45 PM
I think the little carbon thingie on the top nut looks cool...
it's a great product...dave
Mar 26, 2001 2:28 PM
Campy's top of the line. I've used campy headsets since '95 and never had any durability problem. The campy top cap works best with steel or Al steering tubes,though.

The campy top cap and special bolt can be a problem with carbon fiber steering tubes. The CF tubes require a special expansion plug (that comes with the fork) to reinforce the stem clamping area. The campy bolt has a long, unthreaded portion near the top, which can make it impossible to get the plug high enough to reinforce the top of the steering tube. Standard metric bolts can be used to replace the campy bolt, but a flat washer will also be required under the bolt head, due to the large hole in the campy top cap. This solution isn't real pretty.

LOOK forks come with their own top cap and bolt, which eliminates the need to use the campy top cap and bolt. Other brands may only supply the reinforcement plug, and no top cap.
Hmm. Thanks for the info. Now you've got me a littlebill
Mar 26, 2001 2:54 PM
worried, though, because the guy building the frame up and installing the headset has suggested a Mizuno carbon steerer fork with a Record headset. Is it possible that Campy has addressed the problem in the newer model?
Don't worry...TJeanloz
Mar 28, 2001 6:52 AM
I don't think I've ever seen a headset top cap that could be used with a carbon steerer tube. All carbon steerer tube forks come with their own expander and top cap, but you lose the cool carbon cap.
re: Any thoughts on Record threadless headset?cincy1
Mar 29, 2001 8:58 AM
I had unsolveable problems with the headset that came with my Campy Record gruppo. No one could fix it so the fork didn't wobble. I finally replaced it with a King threadless set. No problems since. Read the reviews on this site concerning King headsets. You will be impressed.
yeah, I have a King on my Litespeed. Hard to go wrong.bill
Mar 29, 2001 10:14 AM
The importer also carries PMP, which seem similarly bulletproof (sealed bearings, etc.)