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Which threaded headset?(4 posts)

Which threaded headset?wilsonc
May 13, 2003 7:24 AM
My old headset is shot, and i'm looking for a new threaded headset. I know many will recommend King, but I'd like to go for something less expensive (as the cheapest I can find a King for is $90). Which would you pick from the list for the best "bang for the buck":

Record ($50)
Chorus ($40)
Dura-Ace ($50)
Ultegra ($35)
Stronglight Delta ($30)
Stronglight A9 ($33)
Ritchey Logic ($20)
FSA Duron X Sealed Threaded ($45)
FSA Duron DL Roller Threaded ($25)

others?
I've had great luck with Stronglight Delta.dzrider
May 13, 2003 7:29 AM
Judging by how long they've been on the market I'd conclude I'm not the only one. The one I put on was easy to install and has been maintenance free for 4 or 5 years. Look at Chuck's bikes, who may have good deals on FSA or Ritchey.
Can't beat Dura AceMR_GRUMPY
May 13, 2003 7:56 AM
Cartridge bearings that you can replace. Should last forever.
re: Which threaded headset?Steve Bailey
May 13, 2003 12:14 PM
Ultegra. Best bang for the buck.

Had a King. Nice headset but had a hard time trying to find correct spacers (they are not typical 1") when I switched forks, couldn't, thus a waste of money.

Also had Ritchey's. Hated them. POS.

Also use an LX on my tourer. Also a reliable and durable headset. Not as pretty though...

Steve B.