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switching headsets

chips_44chips_44 Posts: 6
edited February 2019 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi guys!

Can I change an integrated OE Ritchey headset (loose bearing) for an integrated cartridge bearing?
I can post pics and the chosen headset tomorrow if necessary.
Thanks :)

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  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    Maybe is the loose bearing then sat in a cup that's pressed into the frame?
  • True. It is semi-integrated. I checked the specs of the bike on various sites, all said its integrated. I never really looked at it, but took it apart yesterday and there is a cap. Can I just use a piece of wood and a hammer to install it and a stronger metal thing to take the cap out? :D
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    chips_44 wrote:
    True. It is semi-integrated. I checked the specs of the bike on various sites, all said its integrated. I never really looked at it, but took it apart yesterday and there is a cap. Can I just use a piece of wood and a hammer to install it and a stronger metal thing to take the cap out? :D

    if you can measure the inside diameter you might be able to get away with getting a cartridge bearing to fit without having to remove and install new headset cups etc.
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