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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jamesdc, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. jamesdc

    jamesdc Monkey

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    I have been wondering why my bike was creaking for the past few days and when I pulled the fork off I found the upper headset cup had sheared IN HALF!!!! The headset is a sunline v2. Has anyone else had this problem or know how sunline is with their warrentys. I am not flaming sunline, up and till now this headest has been great.
     

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  2. FOXROX

    FOXROX Turbo Monkey

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    wow!!!!!!!!!! i would just call them up there customer service is great! and they will direct you to warranty
     
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  3. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    No experience with Sunline, but I had the same exact thing happen to an FSA Pig DH Pro a few seasons back. Headset kept coming loose, so I took it apart to see if something was wrong and saw that it was busted in half. Seemed to be an isolated incident, but I guess it just happens now and then.
     
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    can happen to any head set really, it's just a matter o material fatigue I guess, but better getting your headset busted than your frame
     
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    Was there any play, or did it just creak?
     
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    buckoW Turbo Monkey

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    I have done that to 3 FSA Orbit head sets.
     
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    overtighten?
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    buy a cane creek...
     
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    which Orbits did you break? there are several models.
     
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    I had that exact same thing happen to me on my cane creek headset. It happened right before a race run, the weirdest feeling and noise ever. I thought both my hub and fork were loose. I took my fork off and my bottom bearing cup came off with it. I didnt even bother trying to warranty I just bought another in time for the next race. The weird part was there was no sign that anything like this was going to happen, no noises, creaks just a sheared bearing cup. Im convinced the shuttle had something to do with it though.
     
  11. jamesdc

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    i drove down to sunline today and they warrentied the heaset no problem and upgraded me to a v1dh!!! so great customer servive sunline!!!
     
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    I can't remember the exact model name but they were polished cups with sealed bearings.