Yes, you are looking at what you think you are, a collabo of WTB and Chris King from 1989. The WTB/King Grease Guard Headset kicks off our Throwback Thursdays guide to good products and good times. In case you’ve lived under a rock, forever, or if you’re in Moab, then in a rock, forever, Chris King Precision Components makes some absolutely beautiful stuff and there’s nothing more beautiful than an exceptional part employing WTB’s patented Grease Guard ™ bicycle component system for extending bearing life and low maintenance. A match made in heaven, many would attest. If you’re mighty lucky, you’ve seen one of these, probably still in perfect working order, adorned on a beauty of the past. If you’re luckier still, you own one. These items of bicycle jewelry, formerly available in black or silver, were experimented with before 1989 but then officially released as part of the product line in August of 1989 for the 1990 product lineup. Take a gander at the following descriptions to see what was cool back in ’89. Enjoy.
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