Play in Works Components headset
It’s basically a Cane Creek S3, nothing really unusual about the headset… Any sign of looseness against the frame?
I find the top bearing can be a wee bit short lived, I think the flat top maybe causes water to pool against the seal and soak through… But you ought to be able to feel bearing wear quite easily with these bearings. Superstar do sell a cheap replacement set though if you want to try it, they seem OK.Posted 4 years ago
Hi AllPosted 4 years ago
Help would be appreciated. I am pretty good with a spanner but my Works Components headset has developed play I can’t adjust out.
I have checked all the obvious things such as having sufficient spacers so the stem cap doesn’t catch on the end of the stearer tube before sufficient preload is applied. I have disassembled and regreased the headset, but no good. No matter the amount of preload applied the stem remains the same.
The headset is only 2-3 months old and all the bearings look ok. Up until last week it worked flawlessly .
Thanks in advance for the help.
Thanks for your thoughts.
I can’t see any bearing wear, in any case surely they must last longer than 2 months, it’s not some cheapo headset.! The cups are well tight in the frame so I have no idea what the problem is. I have been cycling 20 years and never had this problem. It’s as if compression ring isn’t compressing into the upper bearing.
I have emailed Rik at Works Components, his only suggesting was the top cap was touchIng the steerer before sufficient preload is applied. That’s definitely not the case. The problem is there is no telephone number for them which makes it really hard……. and slow!!!
Help……can’t miss all this good weather!Posted 4 years agorickatworkscomponentsMember
I have replied back to your previous e-mail though you may not have received it?
If the headset has play then my usual thought is that there is not the correct bearing pre-load, assembly is incorrect or there is movement in the headcup itself.
As stated in the e-mail, it really is difficult to diagnose a problem without seeing the bike / headset, hence the request for pictures of the setup.
The offer still stands that if you take it to the LBS and the problem is with our product and not setup we will happily replace the offending component and reimburse you for the bike shops labour costs.
Aside from this – it is very difficult to offer any futher advice without seeing the bike personally, sorry!
Thanks, RickPosted 4 years ago
Thanks for the response. I have just checked my emails and yes I have received your mail…. Thanks. I called the LBS this morning, they can’t take the bike in until next week and couldn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. I am happy to send you picks but I am not sure how useful it will be.
I can try getting the headset press out again but the cups are flush against the head tube and there isn’t a lot you can do wrong in terms of inserting the bearing, compression ring and bearing cover, so I’m sure that’s right.
I’m confused. Could it be the bearings…….they look fine and have only been used for a couple of months.Posted 4 years ago
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