- Hope headset bearing – is play normal?
If the new one is the same, it’s normal. Or you’re just very unlucky to receive a brand new duff one, which I doubt.
If you’re concerned, stick loads of extra grease in it, but if you do it up properly and there’s no play if you rock the bike with front brake on, then all good, just ride 😀Posted 4 years agoLakes_PumaSubscriber
I stripped down my headset to check it out recently and notice that the top bearing (1 1/8) had play forward and backwards (or in and out)
If you hold the outer ring in your fingers the inner ring will move by a few MM, whereas the bottom bearing (1.5) has no play at all.
So I figured the top bearing must be knackered, so I ordered a new one which has just arrived and has exactly the same amount of play!
Is this amount of play normal?Posted 4 years ago
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