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I'm almost done assembling my new bike :)
There is still one thing in the way though... See the headset in the picture? It was installed by a professional (or, at least a LBS owner) when I bought the frame. Kinda came preinstalled.
After assembling the bike, I went back to the shop to have the headset adjusted. And somehow they couldn't get the thing set up properly. I tried too, and yeah, let's face it, that headset is probably bad or badly installed.
As is, the bike is pretty much unrideable since the fork would wobble every time I brake.
The frame is an Intec M1, see document page 6. It has a 1" 1/8 fork tube. The current headset is a XLC A51AN. I guess it's an external headset, but not really sure. http://www.intec-bikes.de/index.php?eID=tx_nawsecuredl&u=0&file=fileadmin/Downloads/SecureDownloads/ra-co/ALLE/Sortiment/INTEC/INTEC_Katalog_2015_EN.pdf&t=1428962756&hash=d367558de1db3f45634191e466256d126c14beca
There are enough spacers, allowing to tighten the top cap really hard, hard enough to almost lock the steering. Even then, the fork still wobbles. The fork tube is not cut straight, but I'm pretty sure the tube never touches the top cap.
So what are my options to fix that? (not involving yet another LBS)
- What could explain why we can't adjust it? Can I fix this headset?
- otherwise, which tools would I need to replace the headset with another? And what kind of headset do I need?
Also would I need to change the "fork race" (referring to the piece attached to the bottom of the fork tube, correct?) if I were to fit a different headset?