Making tools.

4 11 2013

Not the most exciting tool, but I find the steerer tube wedge I use in the Jones has a hard time compressing the truss fork to pre-load the headset, particularly when the torque is meant to be just 1.1nm. Those truss tubes may look slender, but only in comparison to the main frame tubes! they actually are pretty beefy and I wanted a better way to set up the headset. So, I made one. The 10mm threaded rod passes through 2 drilled out headset caps (one for below the fork crown, the other for the top of the stem) with one end sporting a nyloc nut and the other a standard nut to allow compression of the truss fork.

Then it is time to hit the trails…

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4 responses

4 11 2013
AdamM

Are you replacing the 10mm rod with anything once you’ve tightened the steerer tube clamps on the fork. or just riding with a hollow, uncapped, steerer tube?

4 11 2013
While Out Riding

Love that Jones…

16 11 2013
velopest

adam: nope….i put the expansion plug back in once its fitted. ive never had it loosen, so in theory im sure i could leave it off altogether, but it looks neater like this…
cass: me too!

27 11 2013
Whatitisgoingtobenow

I love reading your posts but as an American I feel a little hard to connect the story with the (artful) pic! It would be much easier if the pic were divided/distributed according to story!!!

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