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Fork and headset advice neededGall
Jul 18, 2001 7:31 PM
hello again... i ve placed a post the other day kinda about the same subject. i didnt get too many replies so i thought i would try again.

i am up grading my fork. i am going with a threadless set up. i am looking at the reynolds pro or the look hsc (either 2, 3, or 3).

can you all give me some pros and cons on these 2 forks. i am so confused as to which one to go for.

and while we are at it: i have to replace the headset. which is a good one? i am going to need one that gives max height.

thanks so much in advance for your help!
re: Fork and headset advice neededRC
Jul 18, 2001 7:45 PM
Reynolds Ouza Pro is a great fork. It really smoothes out the rough roads and is light as a bonus. As far as headsets, get a Chris King and you can't go wrong. One thing about all carbon forks, you can't use just any stem as it will cut into the steerer tube and could cause failure. I have an ITM Millenium on my Ouza Pro. Check with your LBS and see what they recommend.
re: Fork and headset advice neededGall
Jul 18, 2001 7:55 PM
i was going to use the deda newton stem... you all see any problems with using this stem on a carbon fork?
Stylie Setupgrzy mnky
Jul 19, 2001 3:04 PM
Reynolds Ouzo Pro Threadless (1" or 1-1/8", 43 or 45mm rake)
Chris King NoThreadset (pick a swank colour, but one you can live with - - forever.)
Ritchey WCS threadless stem (reversable but limited sizing combos) or a Thomson
Easton EC-90 Carbon Roadie bar (Oh so light and spendy)

The above setup is quite light and pretty bomber, although this is the first year for the carbon bars, but they've done well with the MTB products. Most imporantly this is a rock solid setup. Been "stress testing" my Ouzo for over a year with zero problems.