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9/3/2013 1:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/3/2013 1:30 PM

Okay, so my headset got loose, like a normal headset would. so i loosened my stem side bolts to and started to slightly tighten my top compression bolt. i noticed it would not get tight. so i try loosening it, it did the same exact thing. im guessing the top bolt is broken for some reason so i try to get it out of my stem, but i cant...If anybody can help that would be great!!


9/3/2013 1:46 PM

so your headset compression bolt is just spining either way its turned


9/3/2013 1:52 PM



9/3/2013 2:06 PM

Bad star nut or stripped.


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9/4/2013 8:47 PM

If the compression cap itself is spinning and not loosening or tightening, I would take my front wheel off, and stick a tube or something in the hole above where the tire would be and apply force on it and try to loosen the cap at the same time.


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9/5/2013 12:22 PM


don't overthink it just do it !