Semi integrated 1 1/8 Headset...HELP ! ! !


New Member
Jun 4, 2007
Hello guys!
I need your help...I ride an Orbea Line Dauphine '06 which has semi int. headset...Now i wanna switch to ritchey carbon...the problem is that i don't know what is the right one for this frame...the Ritchey "Drop in" or the "Press fit"???
Thank you in advance!
Cjuggler said: one ??? ...
You need to have a look at where the fork enters the head tube, can you see something like a lip or strip between them, this could be the lip similiar to the to the lip on the bottom cup of the Ritchey press fit.(refer photos of the press fit headset)

If you don't see the lip its probably a drop-in type, which sits completely inside the head tube and where the fork crown butts up against the head tube.The Ritchey drop in doesn't have this lip but has some sort of a spacer.

This Chris King article explains some of the differences.

Hope this helps, check with the LBS to make sure.