Tange Levin CDS 1 Inch Chrome Steel Cup Threaded Headset

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Copy of old Campag Record headset

- Stack Height 33.3 mm
- Crown race - 26.4 mm
- Frame internal - 30.2 mm
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Overall Product Rating 4.7 / 5
Good looking headset
By Anonymous
11 May 2024
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone so far
ProsWell made. Shiny.
Ordered this to replace an old headset on my nearly 40 year old steel touring frame. While I have not fitted it yet, the headset looks very well made, highly polished and the bearing turn very smoothly. The item arrived quite quickly, considering my location in Orkney.
Quality Product
By Robert Jones
09 Apr 2023
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consnone as far as I can see
A nicely manufactured headset and looks at least as good quality to more expensive alternative.
Not light weight
By Doug
29 Aug 2020
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsGood quality
For my application, an old 1980's road bike, it works perfectly.
Fantastic quality at a modest price
By S7890
09 Nov 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
In the 80s and 90s these were fitted as standard by many famous frame builders. I remember all the Mercians in my local bike store in Cambridge (Howes) came with Tange Levin headsets. These headsets last a long time, are well sealed from water and dirt and because they have bearing races can be easily dismantled and cleaned and re greased. These have ground high precision bearing races. I've never thought there is any difference in quality between these and a Campagnolo Record headset, made by that company in its heyday. Great choice for a steel frame restoration of course.
Repeat buy.
By David S
19 Sep 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNothing to mention
ProsWorks well, looks good, reasonable price.
Fitted one of these before. Last time I mixed up the bits but SJS sent me a brilliant photo to get the seals in order, What service! You can never have too much chrome.
By Matthew Woosnam
22 Jun 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsQuality, value for money
Very good quality for the money, nice finish throughout. Good to see that there are still some bike shops that cater for the older equipment, keep the steel machines rolling! Prompt delivery, very ple
Basic And Well Made
By Ashley Leaney
27 May 2011
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsQuality, finish.and price.
Well made with a good chrome finish means that it did not mark when tightening or adjusting as poorer quality ones do.

Fast shipping, usual excellent SJS value and service.
Questions & Answers (11)
Can I, please, use this with an Armstrong Moth Cyclo of 1954?
17 Nov 2021
Sadly we have no idea, you will need to remove the current part, measure and get back to us so we can confirm for you.

JK 17.11.21
Is the crown race included?
31 Jul 2021
Or do I have to buy it separately
Thank you for your enquiry, yes the crown race is included

WD 02/08/21
Would this fit my 1989 Marin Bear Valley, currently has a Shimano LX sealed headset?
23 Sep 2020
Would this fit my 1989 Marin Bear Valley which currently has a Shimano LX sealed headset and the plastic top cover has cracked. Thanks Pat
Hello, We cannot confirm if this will fit your bike as we are not a Marin Stockist- therefor cannot guarantee what fittings your frame was manufactured with. We suggest contacting Marin directly to find out what the OEM headset was for your bike.
Would this fit a Dawes super galaxy (2003-4 model)
03 May 2020
I am very interested in this to fit to my Dawes Super Galaxy. But would like to know how available a replacement bearing unit is if needed. The headset fitted at present is a shimano LX with a BC1 inch bearing which know seams totally unavailable to purchase. Any advice as to whether this unit or any other will fit would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance Stefan
This will fit your bike, the Shimano headset you have has a stack height of 37.6mm, this headset is 33.3mm so you'll need to fit an extra spacer(s) such as Headset Spacer - 1 Inch - Alloy - Silver (22313) replacement ball cages are not available but these headsets can be assembled using loose balls. RT
What are the stack heights of the individual parts?
17 Oct 2019
Hi there,

The part that sits below is approximately 18mm, the part that sits above is approximately 15mm and the lock nut is approximately 10mm.

Is this headset a good choice for my 1992/3 Thorn expedition?
16 Oct 2018
700C lugged & brazed 531 with an extended steerer and spacers - bought new, heavily used and still my favourite all purpose touring bike.
HI there,

This will more than suit your needs.

Would this work on a Dawes Super Galaxy 1986 tandem or could you recommend a better one
27 Jan 2018
Hi there,

For the money these are great headsets, for a nice upgrade I could suggest - SJS Cycles part number : 33893

crown race same as campagnolo chorus?
22 Jan 2018
my bike needs a new fork and has a campagnolo chorus headset fitted will the crown race off this one fit ?
Hi there,

This is a copy of the Record headset, we have not tested whether the crown races are compatible with Chorus.

Is this suitable for a 1980 Holdsworth Mistral frame please?
08 Oct 2017

Unfortunately as we have never sold your frame we have now way of knowing if this headset is suitable or not. You're going to need to measure that your frame's head tube has an internal diameter of 30.2mm to accept the cups and the crown race seat on your forks is 26.4mm to accept the crown race.

Does This Headset Only Come With An Iso 26.4Mm Or Crown Race, Or Does It Have A Jis 27Mm Race Too?
02 Feb 2017

Most of our headsets including this one come with only an ISO 26.4mm crown race. The only headset we stock with a JIS 27.0mm crown race is the M:Part Elite which is SJSC part number 33893.

Does The Tange Levin Cds 1 Inch Threaded Headset Come With Bearings?
02 Feb 2016
Yes the bearings are included.