|what headsets are you running||lookin for help|
Sep 16, 2002 10:32 AM
|ooohhhh so many parts to buy!!! I am just getting started building up my poprad and the first thing I am getting is a headset, stem, and handlebar... But the headset dilemma is throwin' me.
I have four on the board right now... the King for $98, CAne Creek C-1 for 34.95, Syncros for about $50, down to a ritchey Logic for $25. I know it probably boils down to willingness to service or buy new again down the road or buy once for worry free with the King. What do you guys run?
I don't think I will ever race this bike (or any) but I want to set it up to deal with rough roads and short singtrack sections. And it will probably be used alot for commutes.
|cane creek, ritchey, fsa||Jakob|
Sep 16, 2002 10:52 AM
|I have been putting cheap to mid-level headsets on my bikes for a few years and i haven't had much trouble. the only problem i have had was with a ritchey logic pro on my mtb when i mangled the lower bearing cage, but that happened because my headset was loose for a longish ride and i had incorrectly mis-diagnosed the front end looseness as fork bushing probs. it wasn't a big deal because i just removed the bearings from the cage and ran it that way.
I have not experienced any cracked cups or other problems. of course, the chris king headsets are really beautiful, i just haven't felt like paying that much for a headset. my favorite right now is the ritchey logic pro with the lower needle bearings.
|Currently running CK...||Steve_O|
Sep 16, 2002 11:27 AM
|I am running a 1" steerer tube and was a little concerned about long term abuse so I got a HS that is bulletproof (Note - I also got it as a shop deal so that helped to "influence" the decision ;-).
If you properly maintain a HS then any of the ones you listed should be fine. My personal favorite for many years were the WTB Momentem headsets with the greaseguard port. Every six months or so I would give the bearings a shot of grease and they seemed to last forever!
|Currently running CK...||atpjunkie|
Sep 16, 2002 11:36 AM
|1.125 cane creek on one 1" Syncros on the other. You can find great deals on the Syncros (Nashbar Ebay etc...) a super fantatic and water resistant headset.
You can always go King as well.
|re: what headsets are you running||BAM|
Sep 17, 2002 3:18 AM
|You can`t go wrong with a CK, but consider a Ritchey WCS. They are cheaper,lighter and come with a lifetime warranty. They just don`t come in o' so many pretty colors, only black and silver. I have found mine just as smooth and buttery as the CK I had on my Poprad.|
|another WCS vote here||climbo|
Sep 17, 2002 4:35 AM
|very nice headsets, King are great also but I got a great deal on a WCS and am happy.|
|CK on all my bikes (nm)||SS_MB-7|
Sep 17, 2002 4:37 AM
|re: what headsets are you running||wspokes|
Sep 18, 2002 3:33 AM
|I just put a BMX "fat pig" 1 1/8 headset on my Surly. That is one tough headset for about $22. It has some extra weight compared with other more expensive headsets but I wasn't too concerned about the weight.
On my Bianchi Project bike which dates to 92, I just, for the first time, replaced the lower bearings and cup. I still have the same headset basics except for the described changes. Tioga 1 inch is what was stock on it. I remember putting a Growler headlock top nut on it right after I got it and never touched it til last year when I cleaned up the bike and put on a new stem (aluminum flexstem) and drop handlebars (mine broke). The bike has many many abused miles on it.
|re: what headsets are you running||MasterBlaster|
Sep 18, 2002 8:17 PM
|I have a 2002 Poprad. it has a Cane Creek S-pro headset.
Cost around $100 and works. I would recommend spending the money on a good headset and not worry about having to replace it.