Questions tagged [headset]

Questions referring to the component fitted on or inside the head tube, which allow the steering tube to rotate freely.

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Grinding noise from headset

I have a 5 year old Merida Ride 100, which has done about 5000km. It mostly has been in dry conditions, but has seen some wet conditions once in a while. After the last ride, I noticed some grinding ...
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Why is my upper headset bearing now pressed into the cup?

This is on my mountain bike. After returning from a ride a month or two ago, I noticed my threadless headset had developed some play. Ever since then, I've had to retighten it occasionally, maybe ...
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Headset too stiff

yesterday I noticed that I had some play in my headset. So I loosen the stem bolts and tighten the preload just to eliminate the play, but then the headset becomes too stiff. So I can't avoid play ...
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Headset replacement for Fit Bikes BMX

My son has a Fit BMX bike, seems to be a normal 20" setup. However, the head tube appears to have an inside diameter of 1 3/8", and every BMX headset I'm seeing expects that diameter to be 1 1/4" ID. ...
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Fitting 1-1/8" straight fork in Giant Overdrive headset

I have a 2013 Giant Defy 3 with a broken fork. The original steerer tube is tapered: 1-1/8" on top and 1-1/4" on the bottom. I'm trying to figure out how to replace the fork with a more common 1-1/8"...
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Is this Raleigh headset worn?

I was wondering am I correct in saying this this headset race is worn and needs to be replaced. It's off a BSA wayfarer bike. It has a 1 inch threaded steerer. I read on Sheldon's website you can ...
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1970-80's Roadmaster bike makes a clicking noise when turning right

A 70's/80's Roadmaster Pursuit bike makes a clicking noise when turning right. It doesn't make any noise when riding straight or turning left. It doesn't seem to matter how close the turn is. I have ...