Re: [CR]wtb: english threaded 1" headset.

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Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 12:49:23 -0500
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]wtb: english threaded 1" headset.
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From: "John Thompson" <>

jeffrey piwonka wrote:
> looking for something to go on my recent bike. there
> is a sealed headset on there now and i guess the
> bearing might have a little damage as it has a tight
> spot.

It might just be that the bearings are not seated properly -- perhaps the head tube needs to be milled?
> also, will an italian threaded headset thread on an
> english threaded fork?
> english is 1"x24 and italian is 25.4x24

It will work. Sutherland's considers this to be a "Class B" fit. With steel parts I wouldn't anticipate any problems. With aluminium cups you might get some minor thread damage on the cups but as long as you're not threading it on and off multiple times it should be ok.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA