How to install a integrated headset...

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1/27/2011 12:12 PM

First, clean the indents (races) that hold the bearings in your frame. If they are really dirty, put in a fresh layer of grease, then wipe it out with a rag.
After you have cleaned the races, put in a thin layer of grease to help the bearing seat properly. This also helps inhibit rust.
Slide your lower bearing down the fork's steerer tube until it rests evenly on your fork race.
Slide the steerer tube through the headtube until the top of the lower bearing contacts your frame race.
Then, take your top bearing and push it down into the top indent in your frame. Insert the small metal race on top of the bearing until it rests partly inside the top bearing. Next, insert your washers, dust cap, and spacers before sliding your stem down on top. make sure all your headset components are properly seated. Begin to tighten your compression bolt. (the bolt on the TOP of your stem) over-tighten it a bit to help the bearings to seat before you start to adjust it.
To adjust your headset, make sure the SIDE bolts are loose first. Assuming they are, sit on your bike and turn the wheel sideways. Lurch back and forth to feel the amount of play (or lack thereof) in your headset and adjust the bolt accordingly.

Note: A loose headset feels wobbly, while a tight headset will feel stiff and not turn freely.

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1/27/2011 12:13 PM

wrong section dammit!!!

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Waaaaa!!! Soo rucky!!!!

Repping the ratchet

Ninjas are born from strict asian parents because we have to do things sneaky - Kingshawty12

"fuckin dumb. damn stupid ass fuckin" - plasticisnotanoption