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If the spacers ABOVE the stem are rotating or the topcap, it maybe fine, if the headset was properly adjusted. One a headset is adjusted and the stem tightened down, the topcap does nothing and may actually be removed (until you need another headset adjust). That being said, the topcap bolt's tension is unimportant. The only time the tension on it matters ...


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Most likely you are describing a spacer but is it not clear. The spacers should not spin. If they do its a sign the bearings have little or no pre load and the head set will be loose. Couple possible causes 1) the pinch bolts where not loose when the top cap was tightened 2) you are missing a spacer if you want to lower the bar you move the ...


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As said - should not be rotating. A simple check - Pull the front brake only to lock the front wheel and hold. Now rock the bike back and forth. If there is a "click" pushing the bike forward / backward - it is likely the headset is lose. You say the headset allen key nut is tight and compressing the headset? But how tall is the steerer tube - or put ...



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