Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Hows this for peace of mind.
Bikes have been using threaded forks with ball bearing headsets of basically the same design worldwide for about a century. Most of that time was before things like Loctite existed. So we're talking hundreds of millions of bikes being ridden hundreds of billion miles over that time, and the design worked reliably enough that nobody thought about it.
I'm not saying they never loosened up, just that it's a century old non-problem.
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