Please help me tighten my steering column correctly
Hi everyone! This is my first post!
I bought a Dawes Eclipse 2.0 online. I chose that model because it was the cheapest bike that had the two things I wanted: aluminum frame and different frame sizes for different heights (so that I could choose the one suitable for me).
It came almost completely assembled. I'm comfortable doing the remaining things, but I have no information regarding the optimal torque to tighten bolts. In particular, I have to tighten three things:
1) The pedals on the crank arms: easy, they are large pieces of metal, I'm not afraid of damaging them
2) The seat on top of the seat post: again, I'm not worried. If I tighten it too little and the saddle tilts forward a little bit, it's not a tragedy, I can stop and fix it
3) Tightening the bolt on top of the steering column: I don't know the technical name, then I attached a picture (not my own bike, but the mechanism is exactly the same). The red arrow is where I'm supposed to put the hex key.
For point 3 I'm really worried. If I don't tighten enough, I risk losing control. If I tighten too much, I'm afraid I will damage the headset and/or the headtube. That thing with the inclined plane is designed to spread more the more I tighten, so that it gets stuck and allows me to control the fork. However, if I tighten too much, will I break it?
I can't find the Eclipse 2.0 on Dawes website, then I have no idea what torque is needed for that. Any advice on that?
Thanks a lot! Best