Cleaning a headset advice (headset cleaning advice content)….

Home Forum Bike Forum Cleaning a headset advice (headset cleaning advice content)….

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • Cleaning a headset advice (headset cleaning advice content)….
  • edward2000
    Member

    So I’ve taken apart my headset because it was a bit gritty, cleaned it, greased it and put it back together but it’s till not smooth! Any ideas?

    andrewh
    Member

    Did it come with a crown race? Lack of one may cause smoothness problems
    .
    .
    *wonders if that thread is four years old yet*

    yesiamtom
    Member

    did you fully open the bearings and flush them out with something like IPA then pack them with grease?

    With rubber shielded bearings (like in headsets) I’ve found it’s pretty much impossible to overpack them as the shields push any excess out.

    edward2000
    Member

    Crown race is definitely there. No I didn’t fully flush out the bearings. Might have another go at that tomorrow.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
    Subscriber

    to get a bearing really clean i’d suggest white spirit and then a blast with compressed air, before repacking with grease, any grease will do, a lighter is better, heavy axle type grease ok, general bike grease is fine.

    edward2000
    Member

    I’ve taken the bearings apart, degreased thoroughly, and packed it together again with grease. It still grinds like a dog when I turn the bars. Think I must have damaged something.

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
    Subscriber

    😆 Enjoyed your title, made me dribble some tea. Bang on trend.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
    Subscriber

    Is this a set of caged bearings? Fair chance the race is brindled.

    edward2000
    Member

    Scotroutes – yes it is. What do you mean by saying brindled?

    cynic-al
    Member

    Brindled means worn out – with a dent worn by each bearing – giving indexed steering.

    Roughness is generally more likely – pitting and corrosion.

    bikeneil
    Member

    I’d replace the headset with a new one. It’ll be like new then :mrgreen:

    atlaz
    Member

    I’d replace the headset with a new one. It’ll be like new then :mrgreen:

    Fantastic! 🙂 STW generic reply in a nutshell

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)

The topic ‘Cleaning a headset advice (headset cleaning advice content)….’ is closed to new replies.