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    Can anybody recall the name of a headset that is stainless, has a very low profile, and uses small loose-ball bearings?

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    Star headset
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    Original Tange threaded Techno-Glide 1" was a short stack with cartridge bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnginCycles View Post
    Star headset
    now here is a name designed to be impossible to find with a search engine!

    Didn't Dave Bohm use them
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    I remember the Star headset. Very low stack height and impressively designed. The Crank Brothers Cobalt headset looked very similar to it. I wonder if there was any collaboration there ( by that I mean Crank Bros using Star's design)?

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    Default Star!

    Thanks, folks, Star's the one.

    -Joel

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    Yup, here you go:

    laughter has no foreign accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdaghisallo View Post
    I remember the Star headset. Very low stack height and impressively designed. The Crank Brothers Cobalt headset looked very similar to it. I wonder if there was any collaboration there ( by that I mean Crank Bros using Star's design)?
    Yes it is the star headset. Guri is the name of the gent who made them. This is his current website.

    http://www.sigmetal.com/StoreFront.bok

    He makes really cool cabinet knobs. The other line of work he is in is micro optic molds.

    I bought the last remaining stock from him and so I just provide one with my frames unless the customer wants otherwise. Euro Asia also has them. There were only 100 sent there so what is left, I don't know. Total run was 200 units.

    It was a cool design. Of course a headset just has to be a headset. Not such a complicated thing but as far as headsets went this was a cool one. The races were turned and polished directly into hardened stainless steel. Not something that has been done before with bicycle parts. Guri is also an engineer with a specialty in bearing design, thus the overkill.

    Downside. All those little ball bearings make disassembly a PIA.
    All the best,

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    Wow, are you sure those are not just Delrin washers in that thing?

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