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lf

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Feb 2019
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Interesting, will loosen that off again then, seems obvious now you think about it.
    Will take a look at some of the other things mentioned here. Thanks all.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Just tightening a little further to secure it. I understand that since the stem is secured in place then adding a bit of load to the top cap afterwards shouldn't interfere with the headset tightness?
    From memory i haven't overly tightened it, but i guess that could be a potential issue?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    EC34/28.6 top cup, ZS44/30 lower cup
    Think the parts I bought were nukeproof

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Cheers all so far. Bike is brand new (2 months) so doubt steerer tube is bent either, also problem would be constant I imagine.

    Tonight it was fine, smooth steering all the way home. Go figure.

    Will try and figure something out, half of me thinks it could be cables being slightly stiff/short

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Yes - agreed, put it down to disc brakes as it is only rocking when holding front brake only. Not when wheel at 90deg, or back brake on also. Will try to back it off a bit but not convinced this will be the cure, as the issue is a temperamental one - sometimes the steering is smooth as

    Frame is brand new, so would doubt that

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Will try and get one soon, maybe this evening if i have time.
    How do you mean notched/indexed - would this happen out of the box, as this problem was there right from the off

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Ok, kind of an on and off problem i have been having since i built my newest bike up a couple of months ago.
    Have been through the process of preloading top-cap, then tightening stem, then finishing off top-cap. When holding bike off the ground steering is nice and smooth, wheel drops to the side nicely. However had some feeling the headset still had some play, however put this down to play in disc rotor instead as it didn't exist when both brakes were held or wheel was sideways.
    So based on that, steering should be all fine, however there are times when it gets a bit twitchy and stiff, feels like it gets a little stuck when say moving back from 20-30 degrees off centre back towards centre. Symptomatic of a too tight headset, but the headset isn't too tight?
    This was all fine for a while recently, however reappeared yesterday in the pissing rain, and has persisted today.

    Any thoughts??
    Do i need to grease the steerer post more? Could it be the crown race (i don't know, 99% sure it was properly seated when building)

    Bike is a steel gravel/road frame and forks, with 33mm tires, disc brake wheels (mechanical).

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I have a 6S if that works

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    dibs ergonova bars pls, will measure up tonight and let you know later

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