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    Senior Member dirtylaundry's Avatar
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    Threading is destroyed.

    Hey.
    Yesterday I decided to overhaul my headset. I have a threaded headset. So went in and lubed it up a bit, took out the bearings and checked them. Everything worked out well except for when I tried to put the top threaded bearing cup back onto the threading that is a part of the fork.... it was not going on smoothly. The threading is screwed! It seems like a real tight threading and it is only the beginning of it that is messed up. What should I do? Saw it off? Try to re-thread it?

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    You can have the damaged threads "chased" with the appropriate die at most LBS's. If only the first few threads are damaged, this will be an easy and safe repair.

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    Senior Member dirtylaundry's Avatar
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    Whats an LBS? a bicycle shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtylaundry View Post
    Whats an LBS? a bicycle shop?
    Yes. LBS is short for Local Bike Shop.

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    cool thanks

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    Make sure they know what they're doing and don't cause more damage than is already there.

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