31 August, 2010

Roller Bearing Headsets


Our roller bearing headsets arrived and I thought you'd like to see photos. BTW, we're calling them roller bearing, rather than needle bearing, because that's technically the correct term.



And here are the new knurled headset spacers. I especially like the black ones with the silver trim. They look like old camera lens extension rings. We have chrome spacers too.

14 comments:

Dustin said...

Is there an advantage to the knurled spacers?

Christopher said...

OOOH, Pretty.

Le Cagot said...

Dustin,

Knurls are like the dimples on a golf ball. Your balls fly farther and faster, and so does your bike. Basic aerodynamics.

Gunnar Berg said...

Knurled spacers - nice. As I live in a friction, quill stem, analog world I have no earthly use for them, but they are very cool. Maybe I'll have to go over to the dark side.....Naw.

About us said...

Very exciting about the Headset!

Anonymous said...

Have you considered selling the Eno Ciclo hubs?

Ryan said...

Has anyone compiled a list of japanese randonneur related blogs, like "My life with Toei," or the website that has the collection of scanned catalogues?

Dave said...

Needle Bearing Headsets eliminated high speed shimmy on two of my bike...great to see 'em back!!!

Anonymous said...

It's been like Christmas every day here for the last few weeks. Nice work!

Amani576 said...

IS there any consideration for roller bearing threadless headsets?

The Flying Pigeon Project said...

Nice work Chris.

I remember a few months back you also said something about a needle bearing bottom bracket.

Is this in the works as well? I see that SKF has a bottom bracket that has needle bearings on the drive side only. But I would think the left side would benefit as well.

Chris Kulczycki said...

We're still considering roller-bearing BBs, but we probably won't seriously start looking into the project until I visit the BB factory and talk over the possibilities. There are too many details to do this by e-mail.

The Flying Pigeon Project said...

Chris-

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Another question for you:

Might there be CERAMIC roller bearings in the future

kabar said...

hello,

is it still available to buy? thanks