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  1. #1
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    Nov 2010

    felt B2 2006 headset adjustment

    This has been asked before but wasn't sure if it addressed the threadless headset I have I my 2006 Felt B2.

    I think I understand the adjustment process but don't want to overtighten the allen bolt in the stem cap. What torque on that bolt is typical?


  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Jan 2009
    You can't really rely on a torque spec because the friction between the stem and steerer varies so much bike to bike (unclamped). Loosen the stem all the way so it slides freely, and tighten the top screw while bouncing the front wheel to listen for looseness, and rotating the fork to check for tightness.

    You want zero play of any kind while keeping steering friction near zero. Either play in the fork, or steering drag will make the bike harder to control, so you want to be sure to find the sweet spot. If in doubt a tiny bit tight is better than a tiny bit loose.

    When you're done, straighten the handlebars and clamp the stem.

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