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Old 06-03-2012, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: triple tree forks? threaded or non threaded headset?

Originally Posted by wheelbender6 View Post
I use threaded and threadless headsets on my bikes. I prefer the threadless for mountain biking, as the handlebars stay in alignment with the forks better (they don't twist). In my opinion, the threaded headset also requires more frequent adjustment. However, the threaded headset on my motorbike has worked fine.
The threaded steer tube on a motorcycle also has a heavy duty lock ring, several tabbed washers and is sandwiched between the upper and lower crowns.

The threaded fork on a bicycle will eventually loosen and get sloppy no matter what. Nothin worse than a sloppy, slapping front end when the front brake is applied. In decades of bike racing and riding, I've yet to have a threadless set come loose and develop that front end slop.
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