Pinarello headset size.

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NITR8s
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Pinarello headset size.

Postby NITR8s » Fri Dec 14, 2012 08:27 am

Does any one know what size headset etc I need for a Pinarello, LBS wants £45 for the replacement from Pinarello. Seeing as the original only lasted 700 miles it doesnt seem to be worth the money.

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby stokey1964 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:18 pm

If ist an oldermodel like the F4:13 where is the same size top and bottom they will be 6806 2RS

If its a newer one with larger bottom bearing the top will be as above but the bottom will be a 6807 2RS

the 2 RS is important as it means 2 rubber seals

I think they normally only use a 1Rs on the top bit just use 2RS for both

dead cheap off ebay I use these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEARINGS-6800 ... 2c628d3946

they are also know as 61806 and 61807

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby NITR8s » Fri Dec 14, 2012 14:08 pm

Its a 2012 FP uno, LBS said that they only ones that fit are from Pinarello themselfs and they want to charge £45 for them. But seeing as they only lasted 700 miles I am not to happy.

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby stokey1964 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 14:59 pm

I doubt that, my mate knows the Pinarello importer and when I wanted bearing for my opera they give me this information.

lets just say they dont buy them from Pinarello

I recogn they will be 6086 at top and 6087 at bottom, should cost you no more than about £22 delivered for decnt ones

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby stokey1964 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 15:20 pm

Actually it looks like yours has a 1 1/2 bottom headset bearing, so it should be a 6810 2Rs or 61810 2Rs

have a look here http://www.glorycycles.com/pihebe.html

they quote the 1.5" as a 10716 and a quick google shows this

http://www.applegate.co.uk/listings/sto ... 95650.html

which should cost you about £13 for the bottom

the numbers are printed on the bearing so you could drop the fork out and check

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby NITR8s » Fri Dec 14, 2012 17:11 pm

Thank you, you have been more than helpful. The bike is currently in the bike shop at the moment so gonna ask them to check the codes on the bearings before I order.

So your saying it is likely to be 6806 2rs top and 6810 2rs bottom.

They should work out to be half the price and I am guessing the extra rubber seal is going to make it more resilient to water penetration as well.

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby stokey1964 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 17:36 pm

I believe so

they definitely are not special bearings.

they normally only fit 1Rs to the top and 2 RS to the bottom, but its always the bottom that go to be honest.

Make sure they grease them up good before fitting the fork at the bottom as its this that will keep the water out.

the top will be correct and I,n pretty sure it will be the 6810 (61810) 2 RS at the bottom based on the later models having 1.5" bottom bearings.

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby NITR8s » Tue Dec 18, 2012 08:41 am

If I was to do this my self, what tools would I need to replace them?

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby stokey1964 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 08:44 am

you would just need an headset press

To be honest when I had my wifes Pinarello done, I bought the bearings and got my LBS to fit them, wasnt worth the hassle of buying a press, even though normally it would be an excuse to buy another tool for my bikes

they only charges me £15 to do the job


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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby bernithebiker » Tue Dec 18, 2012 09:32 am

Why would you need a headset press?

If you're just changing the bearings, they just pop in and out by hand. Easy peezy.
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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby IanMSpencer » Fri Aug 16, 2013 16:23 pm

FYI, seeing as this comes up high in Google I'll add to this old thread.

On a 2011 FP2 the bottom headset bearing is a 6807 2RS. (A vanilla 1 1/2" sealed bearing). As far as I can tell, bearing manufacturers are a bit careless about the RS/2RS designation. Campag use an RS seal in their wheels where that means that there is a rubber seal on one side of the bearing and not on the other, and 2RS means a seal on both sides of the bearing. However, I have plenty of BB30 seals that are marked 6806-RS which are sealed both sides. As mentioned above the top bearing is marked 6806-2RS, but are identical to 6806-RS from a variety of generic bearing suppliers.

In my case, I was surprised to find it was only the top bearing that had seized. That's a relief, because the bottom bearing is awkward to remove, though I think a crown race puller then a crown race setter with appropriate sized adapters would probably do the job nicely (pro tools that a decent bike mechanic is likely to have).

On the FP2 you do need a headset press to safely seat the top bearing as they are interference fit not drop in. The Park Tools headset press has a BB30 adapter which happens to be exactly what is needed to seat the recessed top bearing. (Again a pro tip!).

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Aug 16, 2013 17:03 pm

Someone should campaign for manufacturer to print the bearing size on the frame instead of fitting 3 inch tall logos!

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Re: Pinarello headset size.

Postby IanMSpencer » Sat Aug 17, 2013 09:22 am

ugo.santalucia wrote:Someone should campaign for manufacturer to print the bearing size on the frame instead of fitting 3 inch tall logos!

Where is Sheldon Brown when you need him? :)


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