OK to somebody who hasn't taken the forks off their bike yet, any sort of HAMMER sounds like overkill (Slang for too much force or effort).
CONVENTIONAL NUT HEADSETS:
Obviously conventional nut headsets needed, thin plate spanners which many people didn't have at home, or even if they did, they might get confused about the concept of how two large nuts, lock together, IE. Bottom nut and top locking nut.
So when their headset came loose, it went un-noticed, until obviously loose, then until completely knackered (Unless they went to a FRIENDs
or bike shop to rectify ~ Formal word describing, to sort out). Hence INCONVENIENT BIN JOB, compromising of your once pristine (In other words, once upon a time, they were immaculate) FORKS and HEADSET, still at least your FRAME doesn't need getting rid of as well, unless in anger at taking your old headset cups
out, you demolish your once decent frame, just by loosing your temper momentarily. Could very very easily happen, just like every second in my life, with other peoples lives
These are far easier to adjust, but since many people don't read instructions, or people may get confused by reading the FITTING instructions by accident (Instead of the SETUP instructions), hence and decide it's too completed to sort out. But of course there will be people you will just have a go
, to see if they can sort it out or understand how it works.
~ Obviously many persons may NOT realise the stem bolts have to be loosened first, so that the top cap will take up the slack. As persons may tighten the top cap with the stem bolted tight on, hence this will achieve nothing apart from maybe undesirably stripping the threads on the star washer (etc).
~ Other persons may not realise the real purpose of the top cap (Perhaps they think the top cap is just, aesthetic pleasing, like car trim or boot spoiler, not necessary, but nice) believing it is a nice finishing touch in stead of staring down a fork steerer, as I have seen people untighten the aheadset stem, then resting their weight on the stem, obviously they believe the weight of a person is sufficient enough to take up the slack which it isn't.
Crazy confused deluded fools. Still in some peoples minds I can see the reasoning how can the torque of a top cap be greater then the weight of a whole person? I guess some bright mathematicians have a brilliant calculation for this. BEN/FLUFFY CHICKEN, you're a maths teachers worst nightmare for beating them at their own lectures, with cake shares and half a pie, any idea on how to calc this?
Giant Trance x1 ~ 2008