Bicycle Mechanics - How to adjust an integrated headset?
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05-10-08, 08:23 PM
I was looking at my bike today and realized that in relation to every pic I've seen that Trek has of my bike, the stem was upside down. So when I flipped it, I loosened the headset somehow and I don't know how to tighten it back up. Can anybody help?
05-10-08, 08:43 PM
An integrated headset is adjusted like any other threadless headset. Ensure the stem bolts are loose, tighten the top cap bolt just tight enough that there isn't any play in the headset, align the stem to the front wheel, and tighten the stem bolts. http://sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html#threadless
By the way, a threadless stem can't really be "upside down". Put it whatever way gives you the best fit.
05-10-08, 09:10 PM
Yeah, upside down is the wrong term, but puts me at a very upright position.
05-10-08, 09:15 PM
Thanks for the advice. Got it tightened. Have never tweaked a threadless headset before.
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