Ummmm, I have a standard headset set up on my mtb. I am running a Chris King hs. It has sealed bearings just like the integrated set up. Just because it is a standard hs does not mean that it is loose ball or caged.
i know. but then you would never have to take the cups out and then you could just replace the int bearings.
they do my friend bought one but dont know what brand it was
Refs. Harry 95/ BLRBMX/ WTP 4 ever/C@RT3R
I thought about this smae thing before! I dont know why these arent in production! i see a market for these and no one makes them easily accessable! I still see bmx completes with shitty old cup and bearing cage set ups at the bike shop! Plus alot of the newer forks are integrated headset compatable only! it looks like it would be easy to make too.
couldn't someone just buy a sealed standard headset if they want sealed bearings? isnt that all an integrated hs is?
They will probably never make this 'adapter cup' idea, because it would lose them money. Why would a company make a $10 part, so you keep your old frame, when they can make all your shit obsolete, so you have to pay them a bunch of money for a new frame?
It's an Eastern, and it's fucking awesome.
the top bearings of an fsa pig (sealed) are the same as integrated headset bearings
mechanix on dans comp has one for a standard to integrated headset and they also have American sealed bearings for a bottom bracket but you need the campy bearings which are 5 a piece you need 2 and mechanix piece is 22 dollars for 32 dollars you go sealed
Yeah just got the mechanik STI sealed headset for for 2000 standard frame. It allows u to use integrated forks on older frames. Had mine for a couple of weeks now ugly but works great. It was 22 dollars at danscomp