Paduang-style headset assembly
Woo, yay and houpla – we’ve found a bodged repair that not only doesn’t involve zip ties, there aren’t even any sticks in it. And we were beginning to think that it’d never happen. So we’re extra-specially grateful to Colin Campbell for sending us this shot of the results of his brother Adrian’s labours.
Allow us to elaborate. Colin’s headset had partially disintegrated during a weekend in the Brecon Beacons, but by a happy coincidence he had some spare bits of headset in his toolbox. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, he didn’t have a headset press with him. And it was a Bank Holiday and all the bike shops were shut.
Fortunately Adrian is clearly strong in the ways of bodge, and with the use of a Headlock, the combined spacer resources of two bikes and a bit of grunting, a new headset cup was pushed into place.
Oh, and if you’re wondering what that ding on the head tube is, it’s the results of an earlier hammer-based attempt…