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Old 08-16-21, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
I agree Ive got this headset on another bike and Im pondering some modding this winter

Seems youd have to have a fair amount of spacers on top of your stem for it to fit. Not to mention the cabling issue.
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Old 08-18-21, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by natterberry View Post
It would be sweet if there was a way to use the threadless version on the Innicycle.
Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
I agree Ive got this headset on another bike and Im pondering some modding this winter
Interesting product (the TMAT switch). I think something can definitely be made to work but the standard threadless version won't be it. What I see as the best possibility for integrating a switch is to have a portion of the innicycle steerer tube extending above the stem and using a magnetic switch (like the prototype quill version) in that location. The wedge will need to be drilled to pass wiring through and care will need to be taken to not interfere with the top cap as it protrudes into the steerer quite a bit (reference the cross section image I posted way back in this thread).

While this isn't necessarily something I want to get into myself, I'm happy to consult and provide spare parts for modification as necessary to whoever decides to take this project on.
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Old 09-23-21, 06:20 AM
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I'm trying to install the Innicyle on my 2000 LeMond Zurich. When I thread on the threadless adapter to the fork, it seems to bottom out before I can properly set the preload so there is still a little play in the fork. It's close, but needs maybe a couple more millimeters to tighten. suggestions?
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Old 09-23-21, 12:21 PM
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Solved. Found the specs for the length and mine was about 2mm too long. I took my fork to the bike shop and they quickly trimmed a little bit off. It now fits nicely!
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Old 10-18-21, 04:10 AM
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Another very pleased Innicycle owner! It is a very well thought out design and the perfect component for my Neo Retro Velo build.






Everything worked out fine but there is one thing i'm struggling with. Is it normal that I can move the steerer if I turn the handlebars with the wheel between my legs with a good amount of force?
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Old 10-18-21, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by BenoitB View Post
Another very pleased Innicycle owner! It is a very well thought out design and the perfect component for my Neo Retro Velo build.

Everything worked out fine but there is one thing i'm struggling with. Is it normal that I can move the steerer if I turn the handlebars with the wheel between my legs with a good amount of force?
I had a similar issue back in post #240
Instead of 15nm, I torqued it to 15ft-lb & that solved the issue. I really think the newton meter comment was a typo or a simple mis-speak. A newton meter is about 75% of a foot pound so it's not like it's being eggrigiously over torqued considering it's barely being torqued enough to do the job at all to begin with.

I still like the idea of a steel wedge nut discussed of the prototypes instead of the aluminum one supplied in the final product. There may be something there with regards to the proper torque & internal friction in the design process. But, who am I to say? I have a steel wedge nut of the proper dimensions...maybe I should actually test & see if there is a difference instead of floating questions & theories.

BTW: Your bike looks pretty awesome.
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Old 10-19-21, 10:13 AM
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For anyone having an issue getting the quill tight enough to not turn inside of the steerer, I'd suggest one or all of the following (in addition to greasing the threads and wedge):

1. more torque, as noted already. 15 ft*lbs (20 N*m) is fine given the size of the hardware.
2. grease under the top cap where it meets the steerer tube. This interface can generate a lot of friction especially if the steerer tube has been cut and the anodizing is removed.
3. friction paste on the quill portion. The ID of some steerer tubes may be a little more than others requiring more deflection of the quill to get a good 'bite'. The grit in the friction paste will reduce the amount of deflection required while giving more potential grip and helping prevent corrosion.

I do appreciate the feedback and will see if there's something that can be done on future units to improve this function.
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Old 11-25-21, 10:46 AM
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Is there a possibility that there will be a 1 1/8 inch version in the future? Would be very nice upgrade for retro mountain bikes with rigid forks.
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