Re: [CR]Campy headset Q on ebay

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 19:25:33 -0800
From: "Marc Boral" <>
To: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <>
Cc: Monkeyman <>,
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy headset Q on ebay
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Whoever buys that headset on ebay is going to VERY disappointed when they find out it is NOT a track headset. The box is incorrect. It is a Sport/Gran Sport. The most obvious clue is the screwed race. It has 2 wrench flats instead of the normal 8. The second clue is the radius of the cups. On a track headset, the cup radius is symmetrical, similar to these parentheses ( ). On the Sport/GS, the radius is asymmetrical, kind of like this / \ , but imagine these straight lines being curved. I wonder if I might be confusing you more with this radius explanation. I apologize if I have, but take my word for it. I have many of both models, so I'm not pulling this info out of my @@$. The seller states that he borrowed the pictures, but the item he has is identical. He might be naive, or he might be unscrupulous, but make sure you have recourse before you agree to buy this NOS Sport/Gran Sport headset.

Marc Boral

Joseph Bender-Zanoni wrote:
> I agree, I think it is the track headset. Fairly rare even in it's day. It
> has a very short stack height if I remember. And it had a reputation for
> wearing well.
> Joe
> At 04:22 PM 3/16/01 -0700, Monkeyman wrote:
> >>>Can anyone tell me what this headset is, please?
> >
> >Someone answered Nuovo Gran Sport, but I think it's a Record Steel Track.
> >Though I've been know to be wrong. I can tell you I have two of them on
> >bikes and love them, they wear forever and don't get dings like the alloy
> >headsets.
> >
> >enjoy,
> >Brandon Ives aka: monkeyman
> >
> >
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