Smoothie Quandry C456
Well, as seems to be the regular case on here. My C456 Smoothie headset took on the straight ahead approach when I tried to move it the other day. Its not a bike i regulary ride, probably a half dozen times since its build last year. Mainly due to what ended up as being duff Fox forx damper, replaced by Mojo under warranty and the fact i enjoy the scandal so much to ride. So although being 13 months old and that it hasnt been a good headset involving rusty water after ride one, which i stripped and flushed the bearings the following day and regreased with Exus grease. Now I have emailed On one for their thoughts on this and I have been asked to ‘remove the headset and send it back to them’ All well and good, but I was hoping they may have some better sealed bearings to send me, rather than having to remove the headset. Obviously in the meantime between sending and getting a reply, i have soaked the locked upper bearing and although courser than sandpaper, it does actually rotate now. The email i got back stated that the bearings ‘ are not covered under warranty’ so I am really not sure where this is going to go?Posted 5 years ago
Anyone else sent theres back and had the same quandry as me on this? Running 130mm forks on this so dont really want a slackset on it to be honest. Other than Hope what options do i have ?
Mine did the same after maybe 6-8 months. I’m not sure about timescales tbh and I guess it’s only relative to no. of hours used and time of year, but it was very poor IMO. Never did anything about it tho, I kind of considered it my fault for buying cheap and not listening to warnings off here. However, I under took to warn everyone of their sh1teness, at every opportunity. I’m now trying a On-One/Works Components slackset.Posted 5 years ago
Really only my first On One issue over many, many purchases to be honest.Thats one reason why i am a bit miffed with having to remove the heaset, as they can be a sod to come out and can look knacked afterwards. Has the Hope headset been good so far? It is really a summer bike as such, but the rusty water came out after a day ride to the FoD which was a bit damp. The Fox forks really blighted the ride, but now fixed they are fab.Just the Scandal to me fits like a glove, which is why it doesnt get ridden much, although I do want to use it again.Posted 5 years agoandylMember
Running the SS headset here and no probs at all. Didn’t like the Hope set up at the time (they had a reducer bottom cup instead of the crown adapter they have now). No crown race sealing so I just pack with grease and the only grittyness I have had in 2 years is when grit gets in the sealing grease, quick replace of that that back to as new and never touched the bearings. Worst case is I have to buy new bearings if they fail but they are not expensive.Posted 5 years ago
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