A absolutely top-of-the-line 1" threaded headset for the most discerning rider. It features oversized, sealed cartridge bearings, so packing and re-greasing bearings are a thing of the past.
- Fork type: 1" English threaded
- Stack height: 41mm
- S.H.I.S. Upper: EC30 / 25.4-24tpi
- S.H.I.S. Lower: EC30 / 26
- Crown Race: ISO (26.4mm), split for easy install
VO Frame Compatibility: Polyvalent (gen 1-4), Campeur, Rando, Mixte
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Super nice clean headset. I love the split ring crown race. Easy installation. It’s been a set and forget component.
Some installation instructions so that I can be assured of installing all the parts in the correct order, and both bearings in the correct orientation, would have been appreciated.
I have a 1989 Medici Pro Strada I ride pretty regularly but the Campy Chorus headset was shot and needed to be replaced. As much as I wanted to keep the components from the same era I could not afford what new Campy HS's, from 89', go for. In checking stacks the Velo Orange HS was the best fit and with sealed bearings. Just got it installed and works great and looks great.
I replaced a vintage 1986 Specialized "sealed" headset with this crème-de-la-crème thing of beauty. I have not ridden the bike yet but installation could NOT have been easier! I am 57. I bought the bike new in 1986. Sad to say, VO is very unlikely to ever sell me another one of these, nor do I ever expect to see the inside of my headtube again. Ever! Just buy it while you still can! (Yes, I do a little touring. Why do you ask?)
Addendum: Got out for a ride today. Steers better than new! As smooth as ... Yup! THAT smooth!
Upgraded old Bridgestone rb2 headset with this.. fits perfectly.. smooth and solid performance so far. Definitely worth it.