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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Since they can't laser etch complete headset adjustment instructions on a top cap I guess they just figured a MAX value would be good enough for most people. Not all people mind you, but most. You can take that for what it's worth, or you can overthink it...
    You would think that from a liability perspective there should also be a minimum torque spec, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Not sure what Mitch does at Trek but I've never tightened a normal threadless headset to 4nm. With the Domane SL/SLR you need to comperess the spring washer so 4nm is needed. It's definitely more than a normal headset. I'll have to try it sometime w/ a torque wrench to see just what happens.
    Maybe we're talking about two different items. I was reffering to the cap top bolt which indicates 4Nm on the top. That is the max, but you can use less if your spacers are not able to be moved and the bolt is snug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W9W View Post
    You would think that from a liability perspective there should also be a minimum torque spec, eh?
    Once you tighten the stem, you can take that dam thing off and throw it away. There is no minimum!
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