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Why do people buy headsets...(10 posts)

Why do people buy headsets...CJ3
Sep 6, 2001 3:15 PM
... for reasons other than failure? What performance elements do people seek in different brands? What makes one go out and buy a new headset??
Sep 6, 2001 3:24 PM
- ease of maintenace
- weight
- sale
- new fork
you've got it...MrCelloBoy
Sep 6, 2001 3:25 PM
I think a lot of folks buy a Chris King and figure they'll never have to buy another. There's some glitz factor.
Some folks gotta be spending on their baby...
Pitted cups (nm)LC
Sep 6, 2001 3:31 PM
It burns a hole in their pocket nmTom C
Sep 6, 2001 5:27 PM
re: odd but true for me...Akirasho
Sep 6, 2001 8:17 PM
... not only do I buy new headsets for new fork installations... I usually buy Chris King so's I've got a bit of compatibility (especially the crown race).

I've only worn out the headsets on SWB recumbent bikes (pitted cups) and they still get lesser headsets (much higher stresses than double diamond... and they're 1").

CK's are just my personal preferences... and some of my friends like me cuz they can get my old sets cheap.

Be the bike.
Bike candyspookyload
Sep 6, 2001 9:42 PM
I don't drink often, don't smoke, so what else to I have to blow my money on? My bike cries out...FEED ME!!...and being a slave to that aluminum god, I have to obey. Luckily a Chris King costs nowhere near the price of his wheel habit.
re: Why do people buy headsets...Skip
Sep 6, 2001 10:33 PM
Well, I look for a wide dynamic range with even balance. I like crisp clean highs, and no over booming bass. It must fit properly and seal well without feeling like either a vice gripping or in weight. Oh, sorry, wrong headset.
Chris King, Carole King, B.B. King...Me Dot Org
Sep 7, 2001 6:58 AM
...and I thought it was just me having problems fitting my Sennheisers into a threadless fork...
SS or Tubes?CJ3
Sep 7, 2001 7:49 AM