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Old 11-28-06, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
Okay, so it certainly sounds like a pain, but how often and under what circumstances does one have to adjust a threaded headset? I have an MTB with a threaded headset(Trek 830) and have never had to do anything to it in close to 15 years. Maybe I have just been neglecting my bike and I am an idiot(a distinct possibility!), but it certainly performs like near new condition after all those years.

I do see how a threadless set up is much lighter, that is fairly obvious.
You are not an idiot, but it would be hard to believe that there is any grease left in that headset after 15 year or that the races aren't shot.
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