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Carrera sulcata headset

Will_PalfreyWill_Palfrey Posts: 15
edited October 2016 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi my carrera sulcata has not had an easy life. Having had most of the parts on it removed and replaced i finally came to the unbearable creaking, scraping and that bloody rattling noise from the headset. I took everything of the front end and peered in only to find that to my belief the bearings don`t come out. If this is the case what do i do as i have been off the bike for a few months due to the fact i don`t feel safe when it is rattling around.
Thanks in advance

Can all answers be realistic as i am a 16 year old student with very little money :(:(:(

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    They must come out. What sort of headset is it? Presumably loose/caged balls?
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Acfcording to Google it's semi integrated so has removable cups, but cups don't normally wear, so just a matter of working out the type and finding new bearings. They will lever out of the cups.
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Bit more Googling suggests it's a 1 1/8 semi integrated, possibly FSA No 11, and possibly the bearings held in the cups by a thin snap-ring that needs prising out before they can be removed.
  • Thanks a bunch i will go and try that now is there any way in particular the headset should be removed
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,621
    Google 'Removing semi integrated headset'.
    You'll find lots of guides and videos.
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  • penguin_of_deathpenguin_of_death Posts: 219
    edited October 2016
    Some of the Voodoos, and possibly Carrera have a headset cup that has to be removed to access the bearing as they come out on the wrong side.

    Or treat yourself to one of these in a pretty colour

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-pa ... -8-headset
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    Some of the Carrera's use a semi cartridge bearing, it's a cartridge bearing and cup all in one and comes out as a whole and has to be replaced as a whole.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    The Rookie wrote:
    Some of the Carrera's use a semi cartridge bearing, it's a cartridge bearing and cup all in one and comes out as a whole and has to be replaced as a whole.

    +1 that's what the FSA diagrams of their No. 11 headset seem to suggest, so you may just need to whack each one out from the opposite end of the headtube using a suitable drift / chisel / screwdriver you no longer care about.
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