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Do you prefer integrated or standard headsets?(4 posts)

Do you prefer integrated or standard headsets?Paul
Jul 25, 2002 8:48 AM
Wonder how integrated headsets will stand up to the ravages of time? I like the idea of installing the bearings without going to a shop, or buying expensive tools to press the cups, knock on the crown race, or remove the old head set.
Damn! I am bored!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1eschelon
Jul 25, 2002 8:56 AM
Integrated. I don't care about the maintenance issue cause I never ever have had to touch my headsets in the upmteen years I've been cycling...plus it looks better.
Amazing!!!Paul
Jul 25, 2002 9:13 AM
You have never even tighten them? I've even greased my old cup headset. I'm bored also, work is slow. What the hell, what goes around, comes around. Only so much you can say about a dumb bike.
Has nothing to do with preferencegrandemamou
Jul 25, 2002 9:45 AM
Most high end frames only come with integrated headsets. If you want the frame you buy the headset. Mine has pressed in races which IMO is a better design. Some have no pressed in races, the bearings just sit in the top tube.

There is good and bad. The good is the simplicity of the thing. Very few moving parts and all you need to remove or adjust it is an allen wrench. The bad, there is no standard. Mine comes with a Cane Creek. I can't use a Campy unit even if I wanted to.

To be quite honest I could care less about headsets. All I really care about it is that the thing works for a long time and I don't have to think about it.