I can't seem to find the perfect balance between tightness/looseness on this Tange Levin 1" threaded headset.
If I adjust it so the handlebars turn with no noticeable friction, I can feel a very slight knocking when grabbing the fork and pushing/pulling the stem, and I can hear some rattling when riding on a bumpy road.
If I adjust it so there's some slight friction and no play/rattling, the handlebars don't turn 100% freely and riding the bike with no hands becomes difficult (the bike leans to one side).
Is having a small amount of play normal on 1" threaded headsets? The headset and frame are new, and the fork crown race and cups are tightly pressed in with no movement at all.