1. alecstilleyedye

    headset won’t tighten

    my ribble cgr sl ‘rocks’ slightly with front brake applied. i’ve tried tightening the headset with the bolt through the top cap, but makes no difference. anything simple that can be done before i hand it over to the lbs to fix?
  2. nickAKA

    Headset expander/compressor not compressing headset

    The wife's new bike (Wilier) came with an expander plug for the steerer tube and I'm struggling to get any sort of 'load' onto the headset bearings - I can't see an obvious way for it to compress, I assumed it must pull down the top cap after it had expanded and you then nipped it up but I can...
  3. Smuggs

    Felt F85 headset bearings

    Hi, can anyone help with the correct headset bearings (top and bottom) for a Felt F85 road bike. thanks Smuggs.
  4. Smuggs

    Headset bearings for Giant Defy 2

    Hi all, I ‘be just stripped my headset bearings on my 2016 Giant Defy Advanced 2 bike, only to find I am missing some ball bearings in the bottom bearing set. i think the bike takes an overdrive 2 road bike kit MH 137 bearing, which I could buy, but would prefer to just replace the ball bearings...
  5. chr15b

    Headset Movement on Road Bike

    I've been out cleaning and greasing my seat post and pedal threads hoping they'll remove a creak before a 30 miler tomorrow evening and thought I'd look at another minor issue I have - the front headset has slight movement in it. If I hold the front brake and rock the bike it has a little play...
  6. dhd.evans

    Replacing Headset Bearings - Help!

    The bearings in my forks and headset are probably smooshed. I'm getting creaking during riding and when out of the saddle a distinct 'knock-knock' when i rock the handlebars. Bike is a B'Twin Ultra 700 AF and from here reckons: "The steering uses long-life, sealed bearings, with a 1⅛" diameter...
  7. D

    Creaking headset after 700 miles?

    Hi all, So I've got a B Twin triban 520 flat bar which I use fairly regularly now and I've put 700 miles or so on it. When hill climbing, and rocking the bike (pulling on the bars) the headset creaks every time I alternate between left and right pedal strokes. I can replicate the noise when the...
  8. Binka

    New bike, squeaky headset

    Had a new Liv bike for 5 days and on day 3 the headset started squeaking like mad. Anytime I turn the handlebars slightly. the shop I bought it from is nearly 2 hours away......would the local Giant shop be likely to sort it for me or I’d it something I can sort out easily myself? Is it a...
  9. G

    Subway 1 restoration project, help....Headset bearing?

    In the process of turning my old bike into a fun, super fast road hybrid that no one wants to steal. So far I've replaced the front and rear shifter, rear wheel, brake pads, new casette, tyres. All spanking brand new stuff on an old bike, it's great fun. Test ride yesterday and there's...
  10. Welsh wheels

    Headset spacers smaller outer diameter than stem

    Hi, I haven't posted on Cyclechat for ages, but am in need of some advice. I was advised to fit a longer stem to my bike after a bike fit at my lbs. The stem they sold me was a Giant contact but had a larger diameter than my aluminium steerer tube, so they fitted a steerer tube shim to reduce...
  11. glasgowcyclist

    Removing and identifying headset

    I’m trying to replace the headset on my 2005 Trek 1000SL and I’m not finding it easy. According to the specifications it is a semi-integrated headset but I can’t identify the correct replacement as the Cane Creek online tool doesn’t list my bike. I got the top bearings out fine, they’re 24...
  12. M

    Headset for 34mm headtube - Kona Dew Plus

    Hello I just got this Kona Dew Plus frame. The internal diameter of the head tube is 34mm. I was wondering if anyone could help me pick the right headset for this frame ? I thank you all in advance for your help! Mateo
  13. BalkanExpress

    please, can anyone identify this headset?

    Campagnolo, I think mid 1990s, no obvious name on it. If anyone can identify the model and even better tell me the stack height it would be greatly appreciated . The stack seems to be 43mm ish, but as a fork needs to be cut down, i’d like to be sure:smile:
  14. Globalti

    Specialized Future Shock headset bearing adjustment.

    It's a wee bit different and I'm only just getting my head around it. Have I understood it right? The main locking collar that is clamped by a 6mm hex from the right has two functions: it holds the shock unit in place and exerts upward pressure on the steerer to compress the bearing system...
  15. Lien Sdrawde

    Simple headset. Can't thread bol

    Just trying to fix my daughters cheap mountain bike. The only components are as pictured. The bolt seats in the threaded hole at the bottom of the headset but not when the nut is in the tube - the nut has some slots on it, one of which seems to line up with a groove on the inner walls of the...
  16. velohomme

    Headset Stack Height. Help!

    Maybe I'm over thinking this or just getting old. The difference between length of steerer and headtube is 40mm. Therefore the stack height required for a new headset is 40mm. Correct or not? The question is will a 41mm HS do the job or does it need to be just under 40mm. Please don't direct me...
  17. Kiwiavenger

    Carrerra Virtuoso Headset bearings

    Good day Ladies and Gents I'm back again after a long absence (and putting on 6 stone in the process) and am getting the old girl back out the garden to lose some weight and cycle to work now its not a 45 mile round trip! I've had to use a hammer today to get the forks out of the headset and...
  18. MrGrumpy

    Headset bearings

    The headset on my Cube CX cross race pro 2016 is rough as a badgers........ was hoping to just replace the bearings but might need to check the races first. Anyone advise on bearing size ? From Cubes website this what is fitted. I get the difference top and bottom but the height of each bearing...
  19. wafter

    1 1/8" threaded headset quill / expander bolt torque..

    Does anyone have any torque recommendations for the expander bolt on a 1 1/8" threaded headset please? I've just aligned the bars on my pub bike and made an effort to tighten the expander bolt to about where it was previously; checking this with a torque wrench suggests around 5N.m. I can't get...
  20. Twilkes

    Headset caps

    Has anyone tried any of the 'gimmicky' replacement headset caps? I saw one which was a compass which is an awesome idea, but reviews said it didn't really work or was too unreliable unfortunately. Quite like the idea of a clock there though. Anyone tried any others, even if it's just something...
  21. gazza81

    Headset bearings

    I need to order some new bearings, but dont really know what its called im looking for, wondering if someone can help? This is whats on the headset at the moment but the part at tje bottom of that picture, goes at the bottom closest to the fork is really rusty and grinds when turning, ive...
  22. B

    Headset advice - SOLVED

    I have changed the stem on my 2014 Genesis Volant. As a result I now have a very slight looseness through the headset and I don't know why. It was not there before the change (so it is not the bearing wear). Nor is it like that Volkswagen ad, where something else is loose. The only different...
  23. Andy in Germany

    Stem headset tightening

    Or: Am I missing the blindingly obvious? So here's the headset on the newly rebuilt bike. Notice scratches from spanner. It won't stay tight: either it is hard to steer, or the forks wobble. Sometimes, by way of variation, they do both. I'm not sure how they manage that either. A couple of...
  24. airborneal

    Velo Staywrap Chainstay Protector & Promax Headset Spacers Set

    Velo Staywrap Chainstay Protector Velcro New Size XL please see photos for details £4.50 posted Promax Headset Spacers Set 1" 1/8 10, 5, 3, 1 mm I have two packs of these, £3.75 posted per pack or £5.25 posted for both packs New old stock
  25. winjim

    Headset FSA No11N

    Somehow I ended up with two of these so this one's unused, BNIB. £15 posted.
  26. biggs682

    Anybody use one of these : Adjustable headset Spacer

    Anybody use these ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ABR-Float-1-1-8-Fully-Adjustable-Headset-Spacer-35mm-to-50mm-Silver-Alloy/292689333485?hash=item4425a4cced:g:yH0AAOSwpP9Y7L1c
  27. Johnymak

    Correct Headset

    I have an Italian mid 80.s NERI e renzo Columbus sl frame What would be the correct headset needed Many thanks
  28. Gatters

    Strange headset issue!

    Hi all, just about completed a new build on an old frame. I noticed that my Shimano 600 headset was missing the lock washer that goes between the top race and the locking nut. When I rode the bike the headset was often loosening off, so I put this down to the missing lock washer. Anyway I bought...
  29. Hugh Manatee

    One Inch Headset Die

    Hello everyone. I have spent two years looking for suitable forks for my crash damaged Graham Weigh. I thought I was there but it turns out a small section of threads are damaged. Would this section be improved enough by running a tap down it? Does the average LBS still have such tools...
  30. Browser

    Headset bearings, assembly of.

    Hi all, I've removed the steerer from my bike for the first time, the headset bearings appear to be in very good nick so I'm going to re-install them. They and the races have been coated/smeared in a greenish-coloured paste/grease , what type of lube should I be using to re-assemble the steerer...
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