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    Headset rough spot

    I've got a headset that isn't turning smoothly around. It's a Cane Creek, Threadless installed on one my road bikes. It turns approximately 340 degress just fine, but the other 20 degrees I can feel a rub. I've loosed the top cap some and moved the stem up some, well, just took off some of the pressure on the top bearing. Seems to have solved it, but I'm still concerned. I'm trying to pinpoint where the problem is, i.e. top or bottom cups.
    Also, would it be relatively safe to remove the headset and then reinstall it?.
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    if it's a cane creek....take the top race off and see if it's scored or the anodizing has worn on the inside fo the skirt. if so...the headtube was, or is not, properly faced.

    also, make sure the headset cups are pressed in all the way.....no gaps of light between the headset cup and the top of the headtube.

    lastly, check the bearings. they might have a rough spot.

    it's possible the headset was too tight. but check these others.

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