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Old 11-10-2010, 04:23 AM   #17971
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Well, after pulling the head set all apart, I think I'll probably keep what's there. The bearings are OK and the races look good. The only problem is the seal on the lock nut is torn slightly and the key on the washer is broken. I might get a replacement later but it probably won't be a Chris King. Too expensive and really overkill for what I need. I'll probably get a Shimano LX/DX or something if I see one for a decent price. I don't mind using more modern parts but I don't want to spend too much either.

Are there any other brands that aren't as $$$ as the King but of decent quality?

You don't need a fashion/$$$ headset, buy a mid level Cane Creek, which is as smooth as silk, and easy to adjust/work with.

They're like 20 to 50 bucks.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:54 AM   #17972
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Damn that really turned out nice Steverino !!
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:17 AM   #17973
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You don't need a fashion/$$$ headset, buy a mid level Cane Creek, which is as smooth as silk, and easy to adjust/work with.

They're like 20 to 50 bucks.
More like $90-100. The one that fits is a Cane Creek 100.TR 1"
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:27 AM   #17974
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Some things ya just gotta learn the hard way.

I can't tell you how many beginner cyclists I've tried to get to skip the whole progression. Almost to a person, they've decided to do it the hard way.

(I know I did! ) M
Doing it the "hard" way lets you learn why you have to buy at least a certain level of components and clothing. Plus the fact that it lets you find the necessary level for YOU, rather than the recommended level from someone that may need more or less quality/durability/functionality.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:27 AM   #17975
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Yeah, housings, ferrels as well as rubber boots.

I've heard Tange Levin is supposed to be a decent modern headset that will work. Anyone heard of it?
Tange's are OK. I like the Shimano headsets. Even Cane Creek is better'n Tange, but I'm not sure if they're making a 1" threaded headset any more.

My stuff just got here. Lemme look thru the bag of headsets and see if there's anything in there I think you'll like. I'll PM you the list. (I have a collection of older stuff that I've been 'saving' for 'something.')

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:35 AM   #17976
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Tange's are OK. I like the Shimano headsets. Even Cane Creek is better'n Tange, but I'm not sure if they're making a 1" threaded headset any more.

My stuff just got here. Lemme look thru the bag of headsets and see if there's anything in there I think you'll like. I'll PM you the list. (I have a collection of older stuff that I've been 'saving' for 'something.')

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OK, thanks!

Cane does make a 1" It's the 100.TR. Pricey though.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:42 AM   #17977
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With this time change upon us, any cyclists thinking about investing in head/handlebar lights? Anyone got a recommendation for a relatively cheap light?

For the last six months I have looked forward to my after-work mountain bike rides. Seems like I am going to have to buy a light system to keep doing it through the winter, though.



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Old 11-10-2010, 12:23 PM   #17978
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With this time change upon us, any cyclists thinking about investing in head/handlebar lights? Anyone got a recommendation for a relatively cheap light?

For the last six months I have looked forward to my after-work mountain bike rides. Seems like I am going to have to buy a light system to keep doing it through the winter, though.



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I'm running the Nite rider Mynewt 150, not sure its cheap, but its comfy on a night gravel ride.

Pro's: Rechargeable(mini usb), Fairly bright, 3 briteness levels, battery lasts 3 hours or so.
Cons:It's the only device i have now that uses mini usb, I haven't ridden with it on a mountain bike.

Works well, a friend of mine has been running his for a few years now. I would probbably buy this again or step up to the 250

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Old 11-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #17979
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You have it mounted to your helmet or bike? BTW, thanks for the recommendation.

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I'm running the Night rider Mynewt 150, not sure its cheap, but its comfy on a night gravel ride.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:48 PM   #17980
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You have it mounted to your helmet or bike? BTW, thanks for the recommendation.

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handlebar mount, never ridden with a helmet mount
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:12 PM   #17981
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With this time change upon us, any cyclists thinking about investing in head/handlebar lights? Anyone got a recommendation for a relatively cheap light?

For the last six months I have looked forward to my after-work mountain bike rides. Seems like I am going to have to buy a light system to keep doing it through the winter, though.



Ryan
Even the DIY guys are going to the MagicShine on Deal Extreme.

For $80 you get a decent light and a (formerly iffy) battery. I figger worst case, get another battery from batteryspace.com and call it good.

I've got a milk crate full of NiteRider 6v systems with dead batteries. I either needta buy myself a MS or figger a way to get cheap batteries for my 6v stuff. Having said that, I was riding in Sandy Eggo with guys with NR HID systems. Hadta have em ride in front of me cause my 6v system wouldn't throw enough light to clear the shadow from the light(s) behind me!

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Old 11-10-2010, 01:13 PM   #17982
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mounting a light below your eye level (bars) allows the light to cast shadows you can see, giving you very good perception of what's coming up on you. Having it above your eyes allows you better visibility when you're turning. The best secenario is to have both with the bar mounted light being the brighter of the two. If you can only get one try it in both spots to see what works best for you.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:14 PM   #17983
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handlebar mount, never ridden with a helmet mount
Off-roading, its nice to have both.

Wide beam on the bars and a spot on the helmet. Only running the helmet = shadows in line with your eyes and you can't always tell how big that rock yer about to hit is... DAMHIK

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Old 11-10-2010, 01:21 PM   #17984
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Off-roading, its nice to have both.

Wide beam on the bars and a spot on the helmet. Only running the helmet = shadows in line with your eyes and you can't always tell how big that rock yer about to hit is... DAMHIK

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damn! d by the Ti dood
what's 205'd?

And where is Sandy Eggo? In NoVA? I'll likely be heading back east next summer again with family in tow so my daughter can see her grandparents. Is this Sandy place worth the trip down from MD? I spent nearly 20 years regularly riding Avalon, Gambrill and a few other places in MD.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:30 PM   #17985
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what's 205'd?

And where is Sandy Eggo? In NoVA? I'll likely be heading back east next summer again with family in tow so my daughter can see her grandparents. Is this Sandy place worth the trip down from MD? I spent nearly 20 years regularly riding Avalon, Gambrill and a few other places in MD.
Uhh 205-d means that 'we've heard that before.' Shorthand for all the posts about the dood on the RC-51 'clocked at 205mph' a few years back.

Sandy Eggo = San Diego. Nowhere near NoVA. Lots of great riding tho.

I'm typically a roadie when I'm in NoVA. I live out in the cowfields. Drive to go riding? Bad. I don't like to do it. So, I hop on the road bike, and bada bing! bada boom! I'm in the middle of the places that people drive to come ride.

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