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Campy headsets. hidden vs ahead(5 posts)

Campy headsets. hidden vs aheadbullet boy
Apr 10, 2001 11:50 AM
I'm assembling a new bike. I'm going to use Campy with a Deda Newton stem and bars. Campy has a new hidden headset, as well as the ahead headset. Will either of those work? What is the difference between the two? Any Campy experts out there?
Simple answerPete
Apr 10, 2001 12:09 PM
The aheadset is for threadless systems.
The hiddenset is for threadless systems and frames that have an integrated headset. Meaning that there is no need to press in cups for the bearings to run on because the races are also an integral part of the frame.
What kind of frame are you putting this into? 2001 Giants, Ti Lemonds, Pinarello Prince (whatever Team Telekom rides), Cannondale CADD 6 are all examples of bikes that have integrated headsets.
As far as I know it is only campy and Cane Creek that are currently producing a headset for integrated bikes.
Questiongrz mnky
Apr 10, 2001 1:37 PM
Who makes C'dale's integrated headset? I thought they made their own.
CampyBipedZed
Apr 10, 2001 1:45 PM
http://www.cannondale.com/tech/pdfs/offline090700SIheadset.PDF
QuestionJohnG
Apr 10, 2001 7:56 PM
Yup..... my Dale frame has a Campy headset. I will admit that I've had to tighten the bugger more than a couple times. Funny, the only other HS that has had this same issue has been my Cane Creek "hidden" HS. Hmmmm.....

JohnG