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Old 10-08-2021, 11:03 PM
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An Enve compression plug is ruining my life.

I have one of the newer Enve compression plugs (like this), and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get preload on the headset. The compression plug and the top cap are integrated, so the way that I've traditionally torqued down the top cap doesn't seem plausible. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, because I'm an idiot. Any ideas?
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:08 PM
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They aren't integrated, remove the top cap and top cap bolt and take a look inside.
Tighten the the 6mm hex to set the compression plug in the steerer to torque and then put the top cap and bolt in to set the preload.
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:11 PM
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Yeah, the hole with the thread for the top cap bolt is also a 6mm you tighten to 'expand' it in the steer tube. Then you thread the 5mm bolt thru the top cap back into to it.
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:21 PM
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I don't know if this is the same but did you follow the ENVE video on installing their compression plugs.

Second video down

https://support.enve.com/hc/en-us/ar...e-Instructions
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:26 PM
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I don't know if this is the same but did you follow the ENVE video on installing their compression plugs.

Second video down

https://support.enve.com/hc/en-us/ar...e-Instructions
Plug itself is the exact same, only difference is the newer stealth top cap and bolt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQe9TJJq1PE
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Old 10-09-2021, 01:32 AM
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Thanks, all. The bolt threaded through the top cap was massively overtightened, which led me to think the top cap and compression plug were integrated. After reading your comments, I realized they weren't, and was able to get everything sorted. Much appreciated.
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Old 12-07-2021, 11:45 PM
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i still believe that a glued in compression plug is a very good, and reasonable, solution..

my old cervelo had one and the whole assembly as very solid

installation is simple.. cut the steer tube to length, prep the inside surface of the steer tube with light grade sandpaper, i then used a vacuum to remove any carbon dust, wipe with alcohol pad, mix and apply 2 part epoxy, then insert compression plug, wait 24 hours to dry

never comes loose, no issues
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Old 12-08-2021, 12:43 AM
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installation is simple.. cut the steer tube to length, prep the inside surface of the steer tube with light grade sandpaper, i then used a vacuum to remove any carbon dust, wipe with alcohol pad, mix and apply 2 part epoxy, then insert compression plug, wait 24 hours to dry
So simple!
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