Yep I managed this, you just need somewhere to rest the handlebars. I've found putting the front wheel between two chairs and then resting the bars on the backs of the chairs works.Why should be take the front brake off? You can drop out the forks without removing the brakes, rim or disc.
Would this be covered under warranty though?So it is a threadless, and fully integrated (also named internal), if there are no cups. They are the easiest to change, you just need to replace the bearing cartridge with its equivalent.
But you may also try to clean the bearings using dissolvent, rinsing, drying and generously regreasing the bearings with a grease gun or a thin tipped grease tube.
When you reassemble the threadless system, just follow the instructions on the Park Tool website. Do not overtight, only use 1/8 of turns until you cannot feel any play in the fork.
Hey, if a novice like me can do it, you can for sure.So how easy to grease the headset?
mines is creaking and i think it needs a wee grease..
how easy is it to take apart and rebuild?
what parts will i grease when i take it apart?
You might like to check your compression ring (that's the metal ring that sits between the bearing at the top of the headtube and the cap. There should be a split in it.
What happens is that the compression ring fits snugly onto the steerer and moves as the steerer moves. But with wear/muck/friction the ring sticks and the steerer moves within the compression ring causing a big creak. Hence the introduction of a split ring to prevent this.
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