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Thread: two problems?

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    Mojo Demon Hunter azonicist's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    The Betty Ford Clinic

    two problems?

    1st my headset keeps coming lose. it seems to be getting worse. first it was once a week now i must check it during a long ride.
    2nd i have the i-drive system and it is making a tick sound. i can tell if it is the system or the bottem bracket. maybe just need to lube?

    I needed something to do and so I split into two, but now the pattern takes hold. I thought, I'm losing control! YAAAAHAHAH

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    carlos's Avatar
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    May 2001
    southside, chico!
    i know that your headset is threadless.

    try this......

    1. do not loosen the stem pinch bolts.

    2. loosen and remove the top cap bolt along with the head set top cap.

    3. see how much space there is from the end of the steerer to the top of the stem (photo).

    if it's less then 4mm then you'll need to purchase a 1 1/8th" threadless headset spacer that's at least 5 mm deep.

    this should be the fix.

    also....there is a break in period where the headset will periodically come loose.

    and finally.....make sure the steerer tube isn't pulling through the crown. you can check that from the underside of the crown. make a mark with a marker and if it comes loose again....take it to a shop.

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    Mojo ojoM madbob's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    fort hood texas

    bad headset

    It is also possible that you just have a cheap headset. If you have the money Kris King is the way to go, if not maybe your LBS can suggest a good replacement.
    (disclaimer: all of the above is a personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the views of the MoJo or those who post on it)...

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