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Old 12-26-04, 10:08 PM   #1
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too tight headset?

in a nutshell: when is a headset too tight?

i have a threaded headset that i tightened (four or five months ago) to such a degree that the bars don't swing around when i lift the bike up to lock it, etc. initially, this was just a mistake i made, but i found that i liked it. it makes locking up and transporting the bike lots easier and i can still turn the bars without noticing the tightness.

so, am i doing something bad to my bike?
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Main drawback is decreased ability to ride "no hands". Bearings that are too tight,
whatever that means on bicycle headset, tend to wear faster but headsets last a
loong time. Steve
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Old 12-27-04, 01:22 PM   #3
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Yea it will increase wear if your putting more pressure on your bearings but they do last a long time. My dads road bike is 25 years old and still going with that same old headset
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thanks. i guess i'm not all that worried about wear on the headset --the amount of wear i put on the rest of the bike. . .
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