Now factory discontinued. We have some stock and we have secured more. This headset is typically the best headset available in the fight against shimmy on light tube rando bikes.
Miche Threadless Headset 1" Needlebearing. We were stumped for awhile as we looked for a needlbearing headset that would work for threadless - but then we found these. We've found them so far to be helpful in reducing shimmy issues, and are pleased with the way they go together. The needlbearing design really makes a lot of sense (much more surface area then typical designs).
Similar to the headset shown, but this one is 1 1/8" and is made with needlebearing on the bottom, AND LOOSE BALL on the top.
Ideally, Miche would make a pure needlebearing headset, but this is what they provide and it is the only needlbearing headset we are aware of currently made for 1 1/8" threadless.
Needlebearing headsets offer the best treatment we've found for front end shimmy. So while this may not make it go away, it may help quite a bit. So this is a very special item indeed. Note that the what works best for treating shimmy varies from bike to bike. But in general, a headset such as this may provide noticable improvement and is worth a try.
This headset is now, according to Miche, discontinued. We have purchased some reserve stock, but we suggest you stock up as this is the headset regarded as the best for its anti-shimmy properties.
Miche 1" Threaded Needlebearing Headset. Since the legendary Stronglights are no longer made (they are now sealed bearing) this remains the way to go. Needlebearing headsets seem to be very helpful with reducing shimmy issues on some bikes.
Please allow 4 extra business days for deliver of this item - we probably will ship sooner, but with all the Soma and Boulder Bicycle frames and parts we're shipping, its possible we could be caught short between shipments.
A really nice used Italian thread Campy Super Record headset! These are silly expensive NOS, and many of the used ones we see are pretty worn. This one has been used, but it has lots and lots of life left. We don't think we've ever seen a used Super Record headset where we could not see some ball indents if the held at the right angle, and this one is no exception. But any reasonable look at the races on this headset leaves the impression that the wear is rather minimal. An nos headset ridden mis-adjusted for a week or two will leave worse wear than this one has! Cosmetically this headset is really nice but there are some relatively mild but evident wrench marks on the top nut. Includes bearings too of course. But if you run loose ball you get even more life out of your Super Record vintage headsets.
A package of two Campagnolo Nuovo Record Headset keyed lockwashers. (the photo shows 5, you get 2).
These washers are in gorgeous chrome. They will work with any headset made for British or Italian keyed steerers. These are exceptionally nice, and are great to keep around for anyone who works with classic bikes with threaded steerers.