I’m thinking about upgrading the headset on the ol’ retro mtb. Its currently a ritchey caged ball set up (i think… its been years since i opened it up) and I’m thinking about adding a bit of niceness to it. I know i just said that its been years since i opened it, and it is thus a perfect headset, but you know what I’m getting at. I’m looking for stuff to play with and swap out.
So i see campy record are cheap as on wiggle and stuff. Dura ace is not. King is exy as usual, and i was really hoping that cane creek did something cheaper than the 110 in threaded but they dont seem to.
I have a bit of a preference for cartridge bearing and black ano. It needs to stay locked in the face of maxxtreme vibrations and absolutely cannot ovalise. Anyone got further ideas? Does SKF make a headset? Should I be looking at stronglight? I remember a rollerbearing (A9?) model they made which was pretty great… and rollers sound good for more surface are for poundage.