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Old 11-28-06, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by operator
The only reason you have all this guessing and checking is because you're not using the other wrench to hold the element in place. This is why you are using TWO headset wrenches.

Seriously, it takes about 2 minutes to adjust a threaded system. All this fear mongering for no reason.
Not fear mongering, just reality. A threadless is much easier to adjust than threaded. As for the adjustment, I do (or did) use two wrenches. It's always a game of trial and error with a threaded headset. If you get the bearings right when the race and locknut are loose, tightening them against each other would throw the headset out of adjustment. I

Threadless just doesn't have the same level of futzyness. Take the play out of the bearings and keep them from binding and tighten the stem bolts. Done and on the road. It takes longer to find a 5mm allen wrench then to adjust the headset...and my allen wrenches are right on the repair stand
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