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Spud-biker
01-10-2004, 07:42 PM
Need a new headset , looking at FSA pig .Seems to fit the bill it cheap looks tough , I think there popular?
Whats the sealing like ? Is it worth the extra lolly to go for a pig DH pro ( twice the price, still pretty cheap tho)

No i wont get a Chris King:)




Shmoe
01-10-2004, 07:44 PM
Dont worth the money, from what ive seen, the sealed pig has more issues then the regular one. The bearings on the sealed one dont sit in the cups as nicely. Ive used the standard unsealed pigs for years, great headset for the money. Just clean the bearings every few weeks/months.

freerider4ever
01-10-2004, 07:47 PM
I have owned 2 pig pro head sets and the bearings have always fit perfectly fine. I recommend the sealed version, its smoother then the standard pig.

atrokz
01-10-2004, 07:51 PM
THIS is a headset :

http://www.nicolai.net/04/imgs/spare-parts/fett-set-xs.jpg

:thepimp:

IFO
01-10-2004, 08:16 PM
i've used the "unsealed" BMX bigballed Pig for years.... and its given me NO issues at all...

its all i'll use now...

for my opinion the DH version "sealed" version isnt worth the xtra cost....

besides servicing the bearings is a stupid easy job any...u dont even have to remove the headset... u simply loosen fork, adn flush in new grease to displace the old...

5min job....done....

Spud-biker
01-10-2004, 08:36 PM
looks like a regular little piggy for me so , and an extra few:beer: tonite

IFO
01-10-2004, 08:56 PM
good man...

p.s. get the Chrome one... its extra pimp...:thepimp:

pedalhound
01-10-2004, 09:03 PM
Yeah, I have the unsealed as well. It's hella easy to maintain and way cheaper if you need to replace the bearings in the future.

C.C.
01-11-2004, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by atrokz
THIS is a headset :

http://www.nicolai.net/04/imgs/spare-parts/fett-set-xs.jpg

:thepimp:

Looks like some serious steel beef. Headset overkill?

Taylor_P
01-11-2004, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by atrokz
THIS is a headset :

http://www.nicolai.net/04/imgs/spare-parts/fett-set-xs.jpg

:thepimp:

is that the underworld headset?

treezz
01-11-2004, 01:13 AM
If you do not want to pony up the big bucks for a KING. get a pig pro. The bearings are good quality and last pretty well for $59.99.

by the way my king is over 10 years old so really only $20 a year. been in 10-15 frames and still kicks.

atrokz
01-11-2004, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by CoffeeMan
is that the underworld headset?

Nicolai Fett sett

knuckle head
01-11-2004, 01:28 AM
defently get a pig best bang for your buck

Shore for Sure
01-11-2004, 01:44 AM
Go with RaceFace.

ReCkLeSs RiDeR
01-11-2004, 03:22 AM
I have a funn headbanger and soon to be a second one:)

there good stuff

oicdn
01-11-2004, 03:48 AM
I went on the bay, and bought an Aheadset for $2.99....actually bought two of em.

Best headset I've ever used. Steel cups and bearings. It's not sealed, but has plastic O-Rings. I would put a lizard skins or bicycle tube around it, but I haven't gotten around to it.

It's cheap. It's steel. And if you put a Lizard skin or bicycle tube around it, it's pretty much sealed.

Shmoe
01-11-2004, 07:31 AM
I'm not a fan of that lizard skin around the headset. Seem slike any dirt/muck that got on the lizard skin would slowly creep in the bearings anyways, and it would stay there. Ill just clean my headset out when it doesn't feel nice anymore.

IFO
01-11-2004, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Shmoe
I'm not a fan of that lizard skin around the headset. Seem slike any dirt/muck that got on the lizard skin would slowly creep in the bearings anyways, and it would stay there.

thats exactly what happens...

:mad:

kong
01-11-2004, 09:18 PM
tray and get a hope one as they last ages