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?
Yes it matters. The bearings will wear prematurely if you get it too tight-
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
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.
+1 it's like getting a shower just the right temperature. 1/4 turn too much and you're in trouble
Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson