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Headset question

SMITHY DSMITHY D Posts: 43
edited October 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Does anyone know who makes the headset on the trek fuel ex. All the info I can get is that its called VP-A58ACT-TK AHS semi-cartridge headset. is it cusom made by trek or is it one of the big players???

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    sounds like a Zero stack headset.

    does it have cups pressed into the frame?

    Have look on Parktools for the headset standards.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Not 100% sure, looks like it - whats the semi-cartridge all about, it that just cup n cone? To be honest i'm a fan sealed bearing headsets with head tube supports. What do think of the angular sealed bearing headsets?can they damage your headtube?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    No.

    Zero stack has the cups hidden IN the head tube. normal has the cups out side of the tube.

    in integreated has no cups.

    Like i said Look at parktools it has pictures.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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