Loose headset.

gavroche

Getting old but not past it
Location
North Wales
I noticed that the headset on my Roubaix is a bit loose when I rock the bike back and forth with front brake on. I loosened the two screws on the side but when I try to tighten the screw on the top , it is already quite tight so what do I do ?
 

MontyVeda

a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll
dismantle it, clean it, have a look inside (are the cups in good shape?), replace the bearings if necessary, re-grease, reassemble, ride :okay:
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Check that the star nut hasn't been pulled up.The top cap should never be 'tight' with the stem bolts loose. I'd also check the bearings and clean everything out.
 
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