Cropped picture of bike in question. No question the steerer tube and blades are not in the intended alignment. Fork ends up deflected back toward frame. I'm not sure a headset problem could create that look without some form of structural damage. I'd be checking out the bike's head tube pretty thorough as I prepped for a new headset install should the ...
Based on the photo - the fork is utterly dead and shouldn't be ridden.
The frame may have stresses/subtle bends about 2-3" / 50-75mm aft of the headtube on the top and down tubes, and should be checked closely. Being a steel frame helps, but I'd absolutely retire the fork and heatset+bearings. The front wheel (rim/spokes/hub) needs a good check as ...
Yes, extremely dangerous, as evidenced by your falling over the handlebars
It's evident from the photograph you linked, that the fork is pushed backwards, bringing the wheel much too close to the frame. The most likely reason for this would be crash damage, given that the fork is facing the right way.
There are two hazards then, one is locking the front ...
This should not happen with a normally setup bike. Possible mis-maintenance I'd speculate could have been at play:
Bent or busted fork or frame
Replaced fork with wrong size replacement.
Badly adjusted headset, allowing the steerer to move around while braking
Fork installed backwards (I've seen it happen)
Too large of tires. You said seller claimed to have ...
Sure the hub and skewer on the front wheel is not really messed up? The only other place there would be that much flex is the forks. In which case if the bike is riding like that now, I would pass on it.
Based on the pics you added the fork looks like it is the right way in, but bent in the headset. At the very least you would need a new fork and at the ...
why are the spokes not equally screwed into the nipples? Of course, there might be discrepancy between the drive- and non-drive sides, but on the same side, there’s a millimeter or two of difference.
That's a sign spoke tensions are not equal.
The fact that spoke tensions are not equal is a sign spoke tensions are low.
Increase your spoke tensions to the ...
During the blasted summer heat, while sitting at a desk or drinking a cold one. Have a floor step-on pump attached to a punctured old* tube. Preferably use a wide MTB tube**. Adjust puncture size for different amount of wind.
* old - with too many patches now to run smoothly; or with a wide cut; or with a large puncture on the edge of a patch; etc.
** The ...
A bit of an update, looks like Fulcrum have removed their strict "Schwable only" requirements:
2 way fit ready
2 way fit
and instead insist on a Fulcrum rim tape and refer to a wheel tyre width/pressure compatibility chart.
Am I correct to interpret this as any tubeless tyre suitable for hooked rims would be fine?
Congrats on taking the first step to DIY.
Rim tape is used to make sure the inner tube does not get punctured from sharp edges where the spoke connects to the rim. Also, if your wheels are rim brake alloy wheels, Rim tape can act as thermal insulation to protect the inner tube from exploding under extreme braking. Since your wheels are Carbon and if your ...