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    Monocog headset suggestions

    The stock headset on my Monocog is brinelling a bit. Time for a new headset. What headsets did you go with and why? Am I correct in assuming I need a traditional 1 1/8" threadless headset?

    I'm thinking about going with the Cane Creek 110. It is a bit pricey but at least it will outlast my bike
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    transitionbikes has FSA Orbit MX headsets for $20 shipped through their eBay store. i was thinking of picking one up, if/when the headset on my '10 goes out. the 110 would be nice on any bike. good luck!
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    I'll have to check that out.

    The more I look at the price tag on the 110 the more I think it is overkill for this bike. Guess what I really want is something that will last but won't kill my budget.
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    I'm currently building up my Flight and chose the Cane Creek S3. It's pretty stout and price is right on point. ($30 from JensonUSA).

    And you're correct on the 1 1/8". Not too many (if at all) come with 1" anymore.

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    Cool beans. I have my eye on that S3. Price certainly is right.
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    Cane Creek C3

    Great parts for the $, I had a C 2 for a bunch of years on my Rocky MT. and never had any probs.
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    What's the difference between the S2/S3 vs C2/3?

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    I got an S8 off Ebay (new from China) for about $35

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    I replaced the crappy no-namer on mine with a S3, paid $26 shipped off of Ebay - very nice headset. Seriously, there are so many better places to spend money on a bike rather than the headset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    What's the difference between the S2/S3 vs C2/3?
    I have the S2 on every bike I own. It's a great headset with sealed bearings and will last you a long time. Never had a problem with them, and I bashed them into my my frame since I didn't have $165 for a head set press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo
    I replaced the crappy no-namer on mine with a S3, paid $26 shipped off of Ebay - very nice headset. Seriously, there are so many better places to spend money on a bike rather than the headset.
    True. I don't even know what I was thinking with the 110. Complete overkill on this bike.

    Thanks for the Ebay links and the input. I'm definately going to go the S3 route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava
    Awesome find! Too good of a deal to pass up so I just ordered one.
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    I guess the C2/C3 is an older discontinued model? Can't find any info at CC.

    I have the S3 on my fixed road bike and it's performed flawless. Good pick on the S3.

    CupOJoe - Spend $10 and make your own! Made one last year with threaded steel rod, nuts and washers. Lot better than bashing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    CupOJoe - Spend $10 and make your own! Made one last year with threaded steel rod, nuts and washers. Lot better than bashing!
    +1

    here's the thread and set-up that i've used to press a cane creek c-1 into my sette frame:

    (MkIII) Homemade Headset Tools...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava
    Thanks for the heads up! I just got mine today. $25 shipped FTW




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    I pressed in the new S3 yesterday. WOW...I should have done this a long time ago. Steering is buttery smooth now. The sealed bearings should last quite a bit longer as well.
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    I recently replaced the dead stock headset on my D440 with a Crank Brothers Iodine. Being a bigger guy (215 w/o gear), a beefier headset seemed appropriate for rigid riding on Arizona rocks. The steering is way smoother than the crappy stock one ever was. I don't know if they still have them, but they were selling for $45 at REI.

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