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seems as though my alite 3000 frame has a intergrated style head set desighn , came with multi piece not so sealed factory head set . But im lookin for a nice set of sealed .... Any takes on this.
 

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Running a Cane Creek ZS-3 on my 604. Nothing but good things to say about it.

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just purchaced a set of ritchey zs head set at a good deal.
 

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Ditto on the ZS-3 Cane Creek... Seems like a quality product and fit was perfect.
 

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can anyone help me out? found a KHS Alite 300 in the woods made it into street/dj bike. had Dart 2 forks with it. anyway I am having trouble identifying what headset to use. Oh and I think its a 2005 model as its 7005 aluminium and strongly resembles that year color and decals. I narrowed it down to, what I believe it takes, Zero Stack 44. I have called several local bike shops. they need me to bring bike in. I live in Bear Creek mountains of PA and only drive a scooter. quite near impossible for me to take the bike.
 

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Look at the bearing cups, are they outside of the head tube or internal? ZS44 generally has minimal cup showing, typically a lip where as the standard 1 1/8 have approx. a 1/2" of cup showing above the head tube. This is just a generalization based on what I have seen. If you can post a photo we may be able to tell.
 

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Look at the bearing cups, are they outside of the head tube or internal? ZS44 generally has minimal cup showing, typically a lip where as the standard 1 1/8 have approx. a 1/2" of cup showing above the head tube. This is just a generalization based on what I have seen. If you can post a photo we may be able to tell.
the bearing cups that came on it were showing outside of the headtube. it had no headset just frame with forks hanging by the derailleur and brake lines. I can try to get pictures up later tonight when I get home. But I did do some measurements this morning.
top id tube= 44mm
bottom id tube= 44mm
top bore depth= 8mm
bottom bore depth= 4mm
this seems to me like ZS44/28.6|ZS44/30

Forks are rockshox Dirt 2
 

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Agree, 44mm is typically ZS . I did not understand that it had no headset and the cups were showing, but if there were cups pressed in, you will see some cup outside, but it's typically very thin. The bearing sit in the cups inside the head tube. On a standard 1 1/8, the bearings do not fit inside the frame hence the cups and bearings are external. Looking at the KHS site, the 300 looks to be ZS.
 
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