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Headset - damaged seal?
« on: February 13, 2010, 05:50:44 pm »
Hi all, I've never taken a head set apart before. One of the seals (above the crown race I believe) looks like it needs replacing - pic below.

Could anyone advise if I need to buy a new headset or could i buy an o-ring in the right size?

sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm utterly inexperienced with headsets

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Re: Headset - damaged seal?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 05:57:45 pm »
The seal is probably especially shaped for the particular bearing.  You might get a spare from a dealer if very lucky.

It should be possible to use the headset without the seal if regularly serviced and protected with an external boot.
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Re: Headset - damaged seal?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 06:29:08 pm »
If you can ID which model it is (it looks like a Cane Creek headset) then there's lots of info about disassembly and spares here: Cane Creek Cycling Components :: Tech Center :: Headsets You might be lucky and find there's nothing wrong with the seal.