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gohloum

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Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« on: March 07, 2017, 07:15:23 PM »
Just came across this item on aliexpress.  I've bought headset bearings before, but this one is about 40% of the price of the last one I bought.  Also they have all common sizes. 

Hope this helps someone out there with a case of the creaks...

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/New-Bicycle-Headset-Repair-Bearing-General-28-6-44-30mm-Bicycle-Headset-Bearing-Bike-Parts/518650_1000002002114.html?spm=2114.12010609.8148355.16.vo2yH2




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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 07:23:18 PM »
My lower headset bearing seized up a couple of months back- had to order a full price set to get it quickly, but I probably should get another set for when these crap out.

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 03:19:38 AM »
Just came across this item on aliexpress.  I've bought headset bearings before, but this one is about 40% of the price of the last one I bought.  Also they have all common sizes. 
When buying the bearing separately, it's not cheaper than buying a complete set.

When I buy the 41.8mm and 52mm bearing, it will costs me (4.03 + 5.33 + 1.57 =) 10.93 USD.
When buying a complete set, it will costs me 9.90 USD ( https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Road-Bike-Headset-1-1-8-1-1-2-Top-Cap-MTB-Tapered-Headset-Spacer-Integrated/32758312564.html ).

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 03:48:17 AM »
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Road-Bike-Headset-1-1-8-1-1-2-Top-Cap-MTB-Tapered-Headset-Spacer-Integrated/32758312564.html

I just received the two I ordered after reading your first advice. They look good, and you can't beat that price ! Thanks again.

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 07:22:40 PM »
Got mine today- 7 weeks shipping to the US, so I wouldn't suggest it if your bike is waiting on a headset.

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 02:39:31 AM »
I'm stocking them  :)
When I see a good price, I buy one.

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 03:11:11 AM »
I'm stocking them  :)
When I see a good price, I buy one.
+1

just like hub bearings, bottom bracket bearings(cups), brake pads, mineral oil and tire sealant. And recently I also stocking a chain.
I saved the race of my son last weekend with this stock chain.(he broke his chain in sight of the first round and I could replace the chain (already with correct length) within a minute and he was back on track (25th place) and did a Verstappen and got 3rd.)

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 06:45:08 AM »
bottom bracket bearings(cups), brake pads, mineral oil and tire sealant

Some from China too?

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 11:26:01 PM »
bottom bracket bearings(cups), brake pads, mineral oil and tire sealant

Some from China too?
Only the brake pads. Looked for the bb, but not yet convinced, read some bad comments about the screw thread. And I don't want to mess up my bb.

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Re: Kill the creaks with a headset bearing....
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 07:36:48 PM »
Yeah!  Brake pads!  Because I have about 15 guys who I maintain bikes for, I tried the Shimano compatible brake pads.  6 sets for something like $15 USD.  My buddies are happy.

2 of us are running Hope X2s and I just saw those pads as well.  Gonna grab another 6-pack.  Hope I don't get drunk, LOL!