Super confused about buying headsets

HSK2133
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Super confused about buying headsets

Postby HSK2133 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:57 pm

I have an Avanti Hotdog (might be 2002 model). The handlebar wiggles a lot and i believe there is something wrong with the headset. I bought it second hand the the guy i bought from took apart the headset (after i told him about the wiggle which he said he never noticed before) dropping them several times. I think some pieces are missing or broken. So I am looking for a new headset and the local bike shop ot even Avanti shop said they don't have what I need. I have cane creek Fatty mx headset. Am I only able to swap it out with that or are there an equivalent headset that is more readily available that I can replace with? I'm a bike novice and i tried my best on Google. I thought just any 1 1/8 threadless would be fine..

Any comments welcome.

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Re: Super confused about buying headsets

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Re: Super confused about buying headsets

Postby Ross » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:03 am

This recent article from Cycling tips may be of help as well

https://cyclingtips.com/2018/05/how-to- ... e-build-2/

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