NOTES - If your bicycle has been put together correctly, it is the stem clamp bolts that need to be torqued up correctly (they hold everything in place) NOT the bolt in/on your Headset Cap - once correctly built, you can actually safely ride your bicycle without a Headset Cap!
If you ever need to adjust the bearings in your headset - please use your original headset cap and bolt - then replace with your KAPZ when you have finished.
TOOLS - You will need a straight 4mm Allen/Hex Key (not one with a bobble) for all KAPZ products or for our carbon headset caps a T15 Torx key for the special titanium bolt and some grease.
TRADITIONAL CAP & BAR END INSTALLATION - the matching bolt that comes with your headset cap/bar-ends is made of aluminium, must be greased before installation and is designed to be nipped up gently with a 4mm Allen/Hex Key - NOT EVEN FINGER TIGHT – just enough to hold the headset cap in place.
If our KAPZ bolt is too long for your bicycle - simply cut it with a sharp hacksaw - measure twice/cut once - its an easy job.
BOLTLESS CAP INSTALLATION - simply remove your existing cap and bolt, install the retainer in it’s place, add a tiny bit of grease to the bolt and the O'Ring on the back of your new cap insert and to the bolt and lightly nip it up - NOT EVEN FINGER TIGHT as overtightening will damage the retainer – then gently push in the cap-insert into place.
Visual Boltless Cap Installation Instructions can be found here
HEADSET FORK BUNG - remove your old headset bung, carefully insert your new KAPZ bung and install securely using a straight 6mm hex key. Once installed you can now insert and fix your KAPZ headset cap into your bung :-)
CUSTOM BOTTLES - our custom bottles need just as much care any normal drinks bottle. They are dishwasher-safe and with reasonable use, should last a good while. As cycling is the only sport that uses a bottle-cage to hold the bottle in place, there may well be some wear on the bottle due to the normal use of a cycling bottle.
If you need assistance - simply get in touch with us and we will be delighted to help you.