CAAD10 headset servicing

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tinchy
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by tinchy

Just got a few q's about my CAAD10's headset...

Firstly, I have a 2011 CAAD10, anyone have any idea what headset it comes with as standard?
Specifically what kinda headset is it, as in I know its internal as opposed to external, but is it semi integrated or whatever?
How do I go about servicing the headset and what tools make the job easier?

...and yeah, Ive checked park tools website and it didn't really make it much clearer as to what kinda headset my caad actually has, so wastn much help in teaching myself how to service it!

thanks!!!

importbible
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by importbible

Should be canecreek headset.

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tinchy
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by tinchy

Yeah ok, but how do I go about cleaning the bearings in this headset, i.e. a complete headset service? thanks

boolinwall
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by boolinwall

Nothing special about it. Remove them, clean the races and headset parts. Check that the bearings spin smoothly then grease and re-pack it all.

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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

Integrated headsets are just a pair of cheap sealed bearings. Not really designed to be serviced, but people have been known to pry off the seals and try to flush them out and repack. problem is, if the bearing's rough this won't help much. The lower bearing is the one that gets the road water and grime, and will usually need to be replaced whereas the upper should last for ever. If it feels smooth, just put it back with plenty of grease, if not replace.
There's sometimes a buggy.
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One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

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tinchy
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by tinchy

OK great, out of interest, how do I go about removing and installing new upper/lower sealed bearings....headset press, mallet???

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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

They drop out. Fingers only are all that is needed. If you have never worked on a threadless integrated headset before, it's not difficult, but you do need to understand how it all works.

An angled bearing housing sits in an angled cup in the frame.

After putting everything together, a fair amount of tension is required on the top cap to hold everything together, before the stem bolts are tightened.

I should add that unless there is a problem with your headset, I'd suggest you leave it alone. Is there a problem?
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There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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tinchy
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by tinchy

Oh so just put a finger in and pull upwards, I presume some force is required as they didn't just fall out when I looked earlier. Have you had experience specifically with caad10's?

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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

Old grease that's hardened up a bit could hold them. Unless they have been subject to severe conditions and there is corrosion holding them, yes you should be able to pull a bearing out of it's cup by hand. Are they corroded?

And yes, I have experience.
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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