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Old 01-23-08, 07:11 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-23-08, 07:35 AM   #2
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Yes it matters. The bearings will wear prematurely if you get it too tight-
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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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