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    I have a locally made frame set with a Paragon 44 id tapered head tube. (The frame is Columbus Life tubing). I am replacing the headset from a Cane Creek forty series to a Chris King Inset 7 headset. I am on the fence about having the head tube faced. The frame is powder coated and I am on the West coast and having protection against corrosion is important. I personally prefer the precision of facing the head tube but any advice would be appreciated.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanhorsfall View Post
    I have a locally made frame set with a Paragon 44 id tapered head tube. (The frame is Columbus Life tubing). I am replacing the headset from a Cane Creek forty series to a Chris King Inset 7 headset. I am on the fence about having the head tube faced. The frame is powder coated and I am on the West coast and having protection against corrosion is important. I personally prefer the precision of facing the head tube but any advice would be appreciated.
    If someone built you a frame, it sure as hell better come to you reamed and faced. My opinion is that this it to be done post-paint but others may feel differently. If you're pulling out a 40 series, you shouldn't have to re-face before pressing in an Inset.
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