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I cannot turn the wheel. It gets stuck
#1
Hello! Could you help me please. Today when I was riding it happened I think ten times. I try to turn the wheel, but the handlebar gets stuck. I push it harder and then it goes. What could that be?

The bicycle is relatively new (6 months or something).
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#2
Probably need more information on your particular bike to make a better determination of the problem. Pictures would help also.

Perhaps a bearing has gone bad.
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#3
(03-29-2014, 02:21 PM)RBurrelli Wrote:  Probably need more information on your particular bike to make a better determination of the problem. Pictures would help also.

Perhaps a bearing has gone bad.

Thank you for your reply. Do you think it is a bearing? The wheel rotates fine. Turning left and right is a problem.


The bike is GT Laguna 2013

The picture and the sepcs are here:

http://www.all-about-the-bike.co.uk/gt-laguna-2013-womens-mountain-bike---fully-assembled-6115-p.asp
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#4
There is a problem with the *headset* bearing that is responsible for turning the fork - could be adjusted too tight in addition to excessive wear, or some other problem. The "Aheadset" is a threadless headset, so if you don't want to take it to a shop, co-op or a knowledgeable friend Google "adjust threadless headset" or a refer to a similar video on this site.
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#5
(03-30-2014, 11:03 AM)cny-man Wrote:  There is a problem with the *headset* bearing that is responsible for turning the fork - could be adjusted too tight in addition to excessive wear, or some other problem. The "Aheadset" is a threadless headset, so if you don't want to take it to a shop, co-op or a knowledgeable friend Google "adjust threadless headset" or a refer to a similar video on this site.

Thanks you very much for your help! I found a video on the youtube.
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#6
You need to open up the headset and check the bearings, sounds like it was never greased. Unless its sealed bearings. Than they are set too tight and possibly damaged by now check and make sure they turn smoothly no gritty feeling,
Check this site for info.

Here is more info.

http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ha-i.html#headset
Never Give Up!!!
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#7
Thank you, guys! You saved my day! I adjusted the top bot on the headset, and now everything is OK.

Thank you again!
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