[CR]Re: change in styles (Headset Adjustment Sequence)

Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré
From: "Tory Werne" <twerne@bellsouth.net>
To: "'David Snyder'" <dddd@pacbell.net>, "'Classic Rendezvous'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 12:38:17 -0500
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Subject: [CR]Re: change in styles (Headset Adjustment Sequence)

CR Friends :

I realize the recent thread on hands free riding is now exhausted. During the chatter, David Snyder mentioned a very important headset adjustment observation.

Hopefully, everyone on this list appreciates that you shouldn't adjust the headset bearings until AFTER the (internal wedge or expander) stem height and alignment task is complete. Likewise, the internal wedge/expander section should NOT fall in the immediate zone of the top or bottom bearing assemblies. This becomes even more important when the headtube is a shorty, as seen in 49cm framesets.

If this is obvious to all ... apologies for repointing ... but it struck me as an important construction/adjustment tip to highlight ... Thanks to David.

Regards to all, Tory Werne Woodstock, Georgia USA


-----Original Message----- From: David Snyder [mailto:dddd@pacbell.net]

<snip> The adjustment problem is so common I believe because it's hard to get a

sense of proper bearing adjustment with the bars, wheels and cables in place, and also because the most careful adjustments become tighter when the

stem quill is finally tightened.