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Campagnolo Record Hiddenset - Integrated or Internal?(4 posts)

Campagnolo Record Hiddenset - Integrated or Internal?GeoCyclist
Nov 27, 2002 6:38 PM
I've had a look at the info on the Campagnolo web page and can't convince myself if this headset is "Integrated" (frame surface is part of the bearing) or "Internal" (Bearing is inside the head tube, but has removable bearing race). This has a huge difference as to potential frame life. Anyone know for sure?
Record Hiddenset is integratedTig
Nov 27, 2002 7:00 PM
I have one on a 2002 Merckx. I'd rather have a standard threadless so I could use a King headset. I'm not convinced of any advantages an integrated set has (are there any?!). If mine lasts 5 years, I'll be happy. I wouldn't expect to keep a modern aluminum frame for more than that anyway. Yet another value point for classic steel or even Ti!
re: Campagnolo Record Hiddenset - Integrated or Internal?divve
Nov 28, 2002 4:08 AM
I think it would qualify as an internal headset. The bearing cone races are seated in the head tube first, after which the bearings are stacked on them.
This is what I hope!!!GeoCyclist
Nov 28, 2002 5:24 AM
Looking at the pics on the web site, it looks like there are internal races. However, it might just be that is what I want to see, rather than reality. Anyway, I bought a DeRosa King a few weeks ago and have yet to see the bike. I'll be home next week, and the first thing I'm going to do is take that headset apart and have a little look see.