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    May 2012

    Question LeChamp SL Ti headset issue...

    I have a 2012 LeChamp SL Ti that the headset keep loosening up on. It's not terrible--just a very small but noticeable bit of play develops over the course of a few weeks. Where I ride, there are many short stretches of not-so-great roads. Is it normal for this kind of riding to loosen the headset over the course of just a few weeks (where I average ~50-60 miles/week)? I mean, it's not all roads that I ride on that are rough, just a few short bits, so I wouldn't think the headset should loosen up over so short a time.
    FWIW, it's an FSA IS-2 headset.

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    The Pb Torpedo
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    Jun 2011
    Funny, I just noticed that my headset was a tick loose this morning after months with no issue.

    Last time I dialed in a little more preload, and tighten the bolts on the stem perhaps a bit beyond the torque spec. I think it may previously have loosened more quickly if I only *just* had enough preload, and only tightened to spec (with a Ritchey TorqKey).

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