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I've got glass balls in my headset. Actually, they are ceramic. And big. And certified.

56, 5/32" Silicon Nitride Grade 3 balls. These will replace the OEM stainless bearings and cage, in the Cane Creek headset.

They have a tolerance of +.000010".

This brings the total weight of the headset to 84 grams.

If a King headset could dream...it would dream of being this trick.

Headset Caviar.

Note: These aren't for the 5Pack...they're for my Jones project. But, I thought you may find my new glass balls interesting.
 

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Aqua

Why aren't you putting a CK in the Jones project? I must say though, that I really do like your posts as they're definitely not run of the mill stuff! Most people suffer from Fork, Shock, Wheel UGI but you take it to a whole new level! :D

Thinking about it though, what do you perceive to be the benefits of these? Judging from the pictures that you post, you don't ride through much mud so siezure isn't an issue, so....? Maybe I'm just being a bit short sighted.

Mfezi
 

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like "expensive" or "crazy expensive" ever stopped a Homer
It sure never entered Aqua's mind:D

I thought the issue with bearings was more related to the race. i.e indexing and wear related slop. Maybe the ultra seals can help too?...I just looked ...I see they have full ceramic races as well...oooh kewl.

Keep us posted! esp If you can get some silicon races too. you'd really be spankin' it!...great shot BTW Aqua. This Jones project is un-forking believable!
 

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So how tempting is it to put those things in a straw and shoot them at your neighbors' heads before they actually make it into the headset?

Where's a fella find something like that? I used truvative sl BBs on my DH bike for a while but the pounding made for a short life. I'm wondering if there's any benefit to using these. Theoretically, would these last longer than the steel race in a cartridge bearing that sees a lot of load?
 

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Aquaholic said:
GAWWWD Scott:

You actually counted those?

Damn you! I actually had to go and count them, myself. Turns out there was one stuck in the bag.
#1 - You're welcome. If it wasn't for my KEEN observation, you'd have thrown your 56th ball out with the sac it came in. (yeah, I said SAC)
#2 - Thanks for the new sig.... ;)
 

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Time flies...
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Dude, I'll send you some windex wipes for xmas so's you can keep yer balls clean, eh?

"those who throw glass balls shouldn't...err...ummm.....something..."
 
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