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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:43 am 
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I have a stupid question: Is it safe to use a carbon aheadset cap and Ti bolt? If either were to snap, what would happen to the stem / steerer? Would I crach into a ditch in a fireball?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:49 am 
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The cap is just to pre-tension before you bolt the stem up, I use a plastic cap with a ti bolt


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:57 am 
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As above...it will be fine, you are only compressing the headset but do not over-tighten


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:12 am 
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Thanks guys :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:27 pm 
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So I guess an alu bolt be safely used there, right?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:18 pm 
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As above you don't even need them when your riding.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:27 pm 
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ultrazenith wrote:
So I guess an alu bolt be safely used there, right?


sure can


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