Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.


Adjusting Threaded Fork
#1
Hello all,

I need help adjusting my bike headset. It's loose at the bottom nut. It shakes back and forth. How do I go about fixing it? What tools do I need?

The top of the headset opens with a 5.5mm allen key. I was able to open the top but I don't know what to do from there.

Thanks
[attachment=3269]
[attachment=3270]
  Reply
#2
You have a threaded headset. To overhaul (while you're at it you can remove the gunk and add new grease) look at:
http://bikeride.com/overhaul-threaded-headset/

Actually, all cup and cone bearings work this way. Once you know how to set up the play of a hub or headset or old style bottom bracket (though those are a real pain, imnsho (in my not so humble opinion)) you can do all of them. Basically you have to adjust the lower of the two nuts so that the steerer turns smoothly but has no play and lock it with the top one (basically tighten the to nut all the way against the bottom one without moving the bottom one to hold both in place).
  Reply
#3
There's another Website for you:

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/threaded-headset-service
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
nmast98
1,572
11-22-2016, 05:49 PM
Last Post: nmast98
 
7,271
10-14-2014, 04:51 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
7,391
03-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Last Post: jid
 
21,874
02-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Last Post: nfmisso

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
What was your first bicycle?
Yesterday 07:50 PM
ONLINE BIKE PURCHASING & SHIPPING
Yesterday 07:48 PM
Calculating bottom bracket spindle width
Yesterday 05:50 PM
Biking in winter
Yesterday 01:18 PM
Would like to test ride a Ride1up Gravel...
Yesterday 01:47 AM
Ever broken a bone in a bike crash?
Yesterday 01:37 AM
Riding in a foreign country?
Yesterday 01:19 AM
Club Rides
Yesterday 12:49 AM
What type of bike should I buy?
02-02-2023 09:18 PM
Where to start?
02-01-2023 05:57 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Sybian
14 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
14 posts
no avatar 3. GirishH
11 posts
no avatar 4. Jason in Ecuador
11 posts
no avatar 5. Lss555
11 posts