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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Have you used any ?

If so which type and was it any good ?

The Toronto cycles version looks good / neat / well made but doesn't have a button to buy it :? :-(

All input appreciated 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:08 pm 
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i use hope doctors now
they take a normal bolt (obviously not with the hope topcaps but it opens your choices)
simple installation with 8mm allen key
i use it now instead of SFN
Can be picked up cheap of here because frankly the hope bolts are a bit naff and snap to easily (just the insert)

Also used an x-lite one which wasnt too bad but was hard to get to 'bite' in to get enough purchase so the hope one wins over that for me


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:00 am 
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Have used the X-Lite ones and the Hope ones and have to say I prefer the Hope as I have had issues getting the plug bit of the X-Lite ones out. Probably because once you have tightened them enough and they have expanded in the steerer they tend to stick hard after a few months.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:34 am 
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BertR00t wrote:
Have used the X-Lite ones and the Hope ones and have to say I prefer the Hope as I have had issues getting the plug bit of the X-Lite ones out. Probably because once you have tightened them enough and they have expanded in the steerer they tend to stick hard after a few months.


Yeah same problem i had. The x-lite ones just seem a bit more primitive really. They work, just not that well if your changing fork quite often


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:24 pm 
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I don't understand why people have a problem with the bolts breaking (same as Syncros top caps). The thing is to tension the headset - after the stem's steerer clamp is tightened the top cap can be slackened a quarter of a turn.

Anyway, I have a head doctor in the toolbox as I got forks which happened to have a star nut already inside. £5 posted if you want it, less bolt and top cap.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Well i snapped 2 for the first time the other day
but thats because i set the crown race with the topcap (which i would normally do with standard Steel bolt)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:28 pm 
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hamster wrote:
I don't understand why people have a problem with the bolts breaking (same as Syncros top caps). The thing is to tension the headset - after the stem's steerer clamp is tightened the top cap can be slackened a quarter of a turn.

Anyway, I have a head doctor in the toolbox as I got forks which happened to have a star nut already inside. £5 posted if you want it, less bolt and top cap.


If it's new / as new that sounds great 8) I already have a nice top cap and bolt :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:28 pm 
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Thanks to hamster I now have a nice new head doctor 8)

It appears to be a perfect fit for late SID's with a ally steerer - will report back once fitted :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:52 pm 
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Make sure you grease the hell out of it or they can creak.

Grandma, suck eggs, sorry...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:40 am 
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Mine doesnt creak and its dry
Unless you mean the topcap and bolt? Hope ones


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