Hi everyone, I've realized that my 1 1/8" threaded headset has excess play after all adjustments because it's probably missing a spacer -- a simple washer or maybe a brake cable holder. (The lock ring is there.) Does anyone know where I can find an extra spacer online? I don't really see any of my other parts-bikes having one. Thanks.
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Any 1" spacer or headset washer will work. Your LBs should have thin spacers (2 or 3 mm) intended for threadless headsets that will work fine.
BTW, are you sure the steerer's threads extend down far enough that the adjustable cup isn't running out of travel before it sets the bearing clearance properly? If that's the case your LBS will have to extend the threads a little more.