Originally Posted by HOT DAMN!
I'm looking at a Chris King headset for my build and got lost reading install info on his site which called for having the head-tube faced. The last bike i built was back in the 80's, BMX stuff so this is actually something I have never heard of. So, I set out to buy a facing tool because I really enjoy working on bikes just as much as riding. Whoa, $300 plus for a good tool, that was for the head only, BB set up is additinal.
I totally understand the principles but wondered if it was truly necessary. What did the shop charge you for such a service?
I looked into those tools...then went down to the LBS. They're expensive!
I was charged $35 and I think that's a decent price. I get good deals on service there. I read up on whether or not I should have it done and like usual, some said yes and others said it wasn't necessary. My reasoning for having it done was that it wouldn't hurt and since I was dealing with a bare frame, now would be the time to do it. This is a middle of the road build too. Nothing fancy.