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    Headset

    Does anyone know of a headset that does not require a large wrench to be adjusted? I would prefer a needle bearing headset. Currently I have stronglight, but it needs a large flat wrench that I hauled around the world.
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    Not what you want to hear, I suspect, but converting to a threadless fork and headset would do it. You only need an allen wrench to remove, reinstall, and adjust.

    All threaded headsets I know of require a large wrench for the locknut.

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    I believe they're no longer made, but the American Classic Tri-lock threaded headset might be what you're after. An allen wrench is all that's needed to adjust and secure the entire headset.
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    how large is a large wrench?

    park tools has a combo wrench, 6" long, with a 32mm headset on one end, and
    a 15mm pedal wrench on the other. only weighs a couple ounces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    I believe they're no longer made, but the American Classic Tri-lock threaded headset might be what you're after. An allen wrench is all that's needed to adjust and secure the entire headset.

    ARRRGH!!!!

    i had an opportunity to snag one of those for like $20 when i first moved to berkeley a little over a year ago, and, of course, i didn't have any money and i had forgotten all about it until you just mentioned it....it stings a bit to think of what might have been...

    edit: it appears, i am in luck if i want one...a bit expensive, but it's american classic. link like whoa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    Not what you want to hear, I suspect, but converting to a threadless fork and headset would do it. You only need an allen wrench to remove, reinstall, and adjust.

    All threaded headsets I know of require a large wrench for the locknut.
    but with a threadless fork, you have the added burden of finding a threadless stem that doesn't look like dog poo next to nice thin-tubed steel frames...nitto makes one, and rivendell has it in their store, but it's $80.

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