- Hope headset needs adjusting 2 weeks on from new?
its on about its 4th or 5th ride from fitting from new, cant say as rotating the bars the bearings feel rough so hopefully its not them knackered so quickly
and brake pads no, but i kind of thought maybe my caliper was loose (thats what it felt like when braking harshly like the caliper was rocking etc), but nope nice and tight and nothings changed brake pad wise
it was running fine on saturday may i add, the only thing ive done since then is wash it!
i will re-adjust it then and hopefully it will cure it, it just felt loose and rattly descending, but pushing down stationary on the bars it felt fine tooPosted 3 years agoMilkieMember
I had the same thing happen to mine. I had a LBS install it and had to tighten it sooo much to stop it coming loose. In the end I stripped it down and removed one of the spacers/shims, tightened to what I normal tighten headsets too and its now fine. No idea why one shim would make that much of a difference, but it did.Posted 3 years ago
simon – that’s good to know thanks give you will see a lot of hope headsets 😉
maybe a bit of water ingress or similar from washing it etc has caused it to loosed (long shot), Ill adjust it again and go from there, its not the forks as they are still buttery smooth when stationary (which given my track record with pikes is good news!)
and yep crown race is all hope stuff with the seal on…sure it just needs adjusting againPosted 3 years ago
is this normal? headset felt loose last night, but pulling at everything at the front (bars/stem/forks etc) and no movement
it felt loose/rocking when descending but no movement/play when stationary, has it just settled inside or similar?
never really had to adjust a headset from new before but hopefully thats all it isPosted 3 years ago
so to update, forks felt absolutely fine again last night, guess it was the headset that had settled
I only did it quickly before setting off, so will do it again properly tonight, but it defo was fine after the tweak which is good news
never had that before, but glad its nothing to do with the forksPosted 3 years agorhayterSubscriber
I had the same problem. My head doctor wasn’t tight enough in the steerer tube and rode up do that there was no gap between it and the top of the steerer tube. So no matter how much preload I put into the top cap, the headset never stayed tight. I had to remove the top cap, move the head doctor down to the normal depth (and do it up TIGHT) then reinstall the top cap. Been fine since.Posted 3 years ago
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