Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
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Originally Posted by spinnaker
I have a threadless headset on m Cannondale SR500. The screw is very tight but there is still a very small amount of play in the chain. How can I fix this?
You ment to say play in the fork - right?
Don't ride on it that way or you might ruin your frame.
The first thing to do is to loosen the bolts that clamp your stem to your fork's steerer tube. Then adjust the bearing preload with the top cap bolt and retighten the stem bolts. The stem is what actually holds the headset in adjustment.
If that doesn't work, remove your top cap and make sure that you have a couple of millimeters clearance between the top of your steerer tube and the top of your stem. If you don't, stick a 2mm spacer either over or under the stem and that'll fix it.