Most ridiculously overpriced piece of bike bit
How? What’s to wreck? Maybe you need a torque wrench so you install it properly
How? Dunno. I always have got through headsets (and rear wheels/hubs) rather quickly, ever since the days of threaded steerers. Any cheap headset will do well if it lasts above a year for me on an MTB. Only King ones have ever been any good for me. I did get a Cane Creek 110 for £29 a while back but it’s on a bike that hardly gets used.
And where exactly do you use a torque wrench on a headset pray tell? It’s all done by feel is it not? Just nip it down to JUST remove the play. I’m the best mechanic I know, FWIW, as at least 3 people on STW will confirm 🙂
I only buy my King headsets used though. I’m no mug 🙂
EDITPosted 6 years ago
Just remembered I have an On One headset on my C456 which is about 15 months old and still OK, but that’s an internal top race and a 1.5 bottom, which might help.D0NKSubscriber
I think dropouts appear to be winning for me, >£100 per side!
£180 Avid brake body replacement presumably includes labour or does the body really cost more than the full brake? 😯
The joystick mount I reckon is reasonable, lasts a while and bloody useful. the zipties and plastic block might be a little pricey but £10 isn’t silly money.
Shimano’s replacements always seem a bit daft, 3 rings cost more than a crankset, jockey wheels, freehubs, etc But is that stupidly priced replacements or very competitive original units?Posted 6 years agojimmy23cricketMember
It’s like 4mm in diameter! Outrageous cost really on something you can lose very easilyPosted 6 years agoremoterobMember
Any bike lubricant with the words “juice” or “butter” in it’s name to disguise that fact that it shares it’s origins with much cheaper stuff.
Take Finish Line Teflon Grease – remove the label…ah, White Lightning Pool and Spa Lubricant. So much for being “Formulated for the unique and demanding non-hydrodynamic requirements of a bicycle bearing”.Posted 6 years agoSamMember
PrinceJohn – Member
Today I was quoted by the bike shop for a new brake lever assembly, for my avid juicy ultimates after the bolt the mount had cracked…
just for this bit….
Same thing happened to mine – I think I have another lonely lever somewhere if you are interested…Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The Intense dropouts are astonishing, at that price you could actually buy a small milling machine and make your own for less.
(ok, obviously you’d actually just totally fail to make your own, and get swarf in your eyes to boot, but in theory you could)
coatesy – Member
After all these replies I can’t believe nobody has mentioned 9 quid for a small sheet of thin plastic and a little roll of velcro to strap to your fork bridge.Suppose i’d be too embarrassed to bring it up if i’d been mug enough to buy one.
Weeeeellll… This is where it gets less simple isn’t it. Because sure, everything you say is correct but at the same time, I can’t think of anything else I’ve bought for under a tenner for a bike that’s been so brilliant. VFM is about cost vs benefit as well as cost vs production cost IMO.Posted 6 years agopaulrockliffeMember
The Garmin cable is a rip, but I believe that their devices are quite flaky when connected to the PC with a normal USB cable. I know mine struggles if it’s not being treated as a USB hard drive on a normal cable. No excuse I know, but I believe that’s what someone might buy that cable.Posted 6 years ago
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