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    Life span of FSA DH pig pro?

    I put one on my bike after being disgusted in the oem headset that came on my enduro, which always sloppy then finding metal shavings in the cup. Anyway, the fsa tightend up the front end beutifully and I have ridden hard xc for a year w/no probs, just bought another spec'd SJ and again the headset is sloppy so I pulled the fsa from the old bike and in cleaning it found that the bottom bearing is catching/grindy. I dont think theres a way to pull the bottom bearing from the cup and I cleaned it best as I could, but still a little crunchy, is it salvageable? When on the bike it felt like butter and solid, should i just put it on the new bike and forget it?

    any thoughts from you hard core guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    I put one on my bike after being disgusted in the oem headset that came on my enduro, which always sloppy then finding metal shavings in the cup. Anyway, the fsa tightend up the front end beutifully and I have ridden hard xc for a year w/no probs, just bought another spec'd SJ and again the headset is sloppy so I pulled the fsa from the old bike and in cleaning it found that the bottom bearing is catching/grindy. I dont think theres a way to pull the bottom bearing from the cup and I cleaned it best as I could, but still a little crunchy, is it salvageable? When on the bike it felt like butter and solid, should i just put it on the new bike and forget it?

    any thoughts from you hard core guys?

    weekend warrior wayne

    If the grinding's minor, you may not even notice it while riding.

    That said, FSA sells the lower cup and bearing assembly seperatly, it'd be like you're changing half the headset. I've popped out the bearings before, but I've never had to search down a replacement so I don't know how easy it is to come by at a bearing store.

    Mine's lasted for a year so far with virtually no bearing drag. My girlfriend's got one that's 2 years old without a problem. I've had other high end headsets go south much faster.

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    you can just buy the lower cup if it's a problem.
    I've had the same crappy pig (the $25 one with ball bearings) on a few different bikes for the past 3 years and it's never had a single problem.

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    Cool, Ill just throw it on, if theres a prob Ill replace it $40. The upper is like silk and the bottom has a little "catch" to it. Its the not the ball bearing one, but the large precision one, feels like a pound just for the lower. Anyway I cleaned it up best I could and is sitting in the freezer right now so I can press it in tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelly
    you can just buy the lower cup if it's a problem.
    I've had the same crappy pig (the $25 one with ball bearings) on a few different bikes for the past 3 years and it's never had a single problem.
    I just installed my second FSA Pig today!!!
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    is making a comeback.

    Turns out that five years of not mountain biking, really makes one strive to get back to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    Cool, Ill just throw it on, if theres a prob Ill replace it $40. The upper is like silk and the bottom has a little "catch" to it. Its the not the ball bearing one, but the large precision one, feels like a pound just for the lower. Anyway I cleaned it up best I could and is sitting in the freezer right now so I can press it in tomorrow.

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    Cambria had those ones for $30 a week or so ago, so it'd be even cheaper if you had to replace it
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    how long did the 1st one last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    how long did the 1st one last?

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    I still have it, I guess I meant to imply I liked it so much I bought another one.
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    Turns out that five years of not mountain biking, really makes one strive to get back to it.

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    coolio, im feeling better now.

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