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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:30 pm 
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after mkI version failed on Saturday, part of Sunday pm was spent making mk II version.

Drill three holes in the steerer and tap to M3. Drill and tap a section of aluminium alloy to M6 and shape to fit inside the steerer, then trim to lose wieght (final wieght 5 g). Use 3 3 x 3 mm grub screw to keep in place ensuring they do not protrude beyond the steerer. Job done.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:52 am 
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I like it!

What's the difference between mk1 and mk2?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:51 am 
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mk1 used a disc with a tapered edge and a thin strip of aluminium so that it would wedge itself inside the steerer .... except after a couple of rides it didn't. This one should stay put.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:40 am 
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To use a half of an usual star is lighter and works without issues :noidea:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:02 am 
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except after a couple of rides it didn't.

Surely once the headset is preloaded and the stem done up the SFN (or whatever) takes no load, so shouldn't fail - In fact a friend advocates using a home made bolt through like a head doctor and then takes it off after the stem is done up....I prefer the idea of having mid ride maintenance possible!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:12 am 
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good point - the stem holds the assembly together, still have no expllanation as to had loosened (most likely not done up correctly in first place)

usually I use a steel bolt to preload the h/s, then fit alloy bolt, in that instance I did not do that. :(


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