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Old 11-28-06, 05:56 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.

Oh please. They make quill stems with removeable face plates. The other option is getting a threaded/threadless adapter. More fear mongering.
Adaptors are not a solution, it's a bandaid. As for removable faceplates...I have yet to see one that looked nice enough to use on a "new" bike like the OP was asking about.

Seriously, it's not fear mongering...I have one, and know how to adjust's a far bigger pain in the rump than using a threadless setup.
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