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    Doubleplusungood
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    Jekyll 1000 creaky headset problems

    I have a Chris King headset in my Jekyll and want to replace it with something inexpensive and more importantly, quiet. I'm so tired of hearing the creaky popping noises when I stand up on my pedals. Will a Cane Creek S-3 do it? I want a solid tight fit with no noise.

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    Chris Kings are some of - if not THE - tightest fitting headsets out there. The tollerances on their machining are rediculously small, making them THE best headsets you can get.

    My guess is the reducer cups you have on your Jekyll and/or the King headset itself are devoid of any decent grease. The creaky/popping noise you're hearing is normally found with a dry headset.

    Grease between the reducer cups and the frame and also grease between the headset and the reducer cups first, before you go buying anything else. $7 worth of decent grease (like Rock'n'Roll web grease) will be a far better investment than a new headset.

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    Doubleplusungood
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    My bottom cup was in very tight. I could pull the top cup of the CK headset out with my fingers. Seems like it should have been much tighter fitting.

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    the problem will be the reducuer cups...NOT the CK headset

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    what kind of fork?

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    Doubleplusungood
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    Manitou Minute 1. I measured it and according to the tech specs it isn't too long for the frame.

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    What reducers are you using?
    '96 Uber Light
    '00 R3000 TT
    '08 Six13

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    Doubleplusungood
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    Good question. There is no marking on the cups. I have no idea.

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    You might want to try Wheels mfg. I used a set for my Killer V from 1 1/4-1 1/8 and they were very tight. Either that or sell the King and get a reducer H/S like the FSA or Cane.
    '96 Uber Light
    '00 R3000 TT
    '08 Six13

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