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    threadless headset hissy fit

    quick and simple, within reason, does it matter how tight a threadless headset is set as long as theres no play?

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    Yes it matters. The bearings will wear prematurely if you get it too tight-

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    +1

    It wants to be tight enough as to not have any play yet lose enough as not to bind. In practical terms that window usually translates to about 1/4 to 1/2 turn of the wrench.

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    +1 it's like getting a shower just the right temperature. 1/4 turn too much and you're in trouble
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