OK....I get it

NO more inferior products on the bicycle.

The Orgin 8 headset purchased. Creaked. No matter how much adjusting. At 1st I thought it was the split ring base plate so I replaced it with a Chris King, Amazingly, they matched up.

Still there was a creak.

Changed out the bottom headset cup with a Chris King black one...cause you know I still wanted a little blue up top.


Ultimately I figured out it was the top cup and compression cap the whole time.

So....the 9 year old Chris King headset that originally came on my 2001 Waterford has a new life.

Its got a black bottom cup, a red top cup and a black compression cap. Not exactly the ano blue theme my bike had going on but it works just like a good headset should.