"Get your hands dirty! Take a headset apart! you'll soon have to anyway if you intend to build a bike of any kind. Now you may become hesitant once you start and begin to see nuts, washers, Oh! Oh! is that bearings in there. I'll attach exploded views of both older and newer headsets so you'll know what you're getting into before you start and believe me you aren't going to break anything. Get an older bike and take it apart, have a plastic ice cream dish or something similar handy to drop the parts into as you take it apart."
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