I had my bike in the LBS for a tune up and got a call that my headset is toast and I need to replace it. The bikes a 2007 Gary Fisher supercaliber with about 800 miles on it. I bought it new last May. The stock headset is a Cane Creek S1. From what I can tell from the web, the bottom of the line headset for Cane Creek. I'm not anal about my bike maintenance, but think I do an average or better job keeping things clean and rinsed after rides, etc. Though the bike went into the shop dirty from last weekend's ride at Alafia. I got the lecture - look at all that sand in the headset... In the 10 months I've had the bike, it's broken my fall on a couple of endo's - if that may have any bearing.
The shop has pulled the headset apart & says the bearings, etc. are toast and the headset needs to be replaced because it's not a sealed headset with replacable bearings, etc. & if I don't do it I'm going to trash the fork, etc. The Cane Creek website says the S1 is a sealed headset. Maybe the current one is - but the one used on the 2007 isn't??
Am I getting the straight scoop from my shop? Any chance the headset is covered under the warranty for the bike? Assuming now's a good chance to upgrade my headset - what's a good mid-level replacement that my shop's going to be able to get and put on in time for me to ride the Croom 50?
I'm going to have to decide early tomorrow what I'm going to have them do. Your feedback could be helpful.