- Santa Cruz Bronson / Cane Creek Headset issue
I’ve had my 2020 Bronson now for about two months. After riding today and cleaning the bike there was rusty water coming from the headset. I did notice vibration too during the ride. I’m guessing both or one of the bearings are goosed.
Is this normal for Cane Creek for the bearings to go so soon?
What’s a good replacement headset that wont kill the bank account.
Cheers.Posted 1 month agoDezBSubscriberfrogstompSubscriber
The vibration may just be down to the new bike settling in and the headset losing a bit of bearing preload. Turn your handlebars 90 degrees, put on the front brake and rock the bike back and forth while holding the top / bottom of the headtube where it meets the fork / top of the headset.
It’s an integrated headset, so the bearings just push into the frame. Pop it apart and see how the bearings feel – if they’re ok just clean all the surfaces (of the bearing, the cups and the lower race), give a light coating of grease and reassemble.
GMBN / GMBN Tech have a few videos on YouTube if you’re unsure of anything.Posted 1 month ago
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