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    King of the Plukers Spreggy's Avatar
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    Recurring headset crackle?

    Symptom: crackle from headset area with weight applied to anywhere on the bars. Have eliminated the bar connection as a possibility (happens with bars off).

    First time, I removed the stem and spacers, wiped them off and reinstalled, noise gone for a week or so.
    2nd attempt: Removed same, inspected fork and looked around the headset for anything wrong looking, no problems found. Cleaned spacers again and coated/wiped with tiny amount of chain lube, reassembled. Noise gone for a week or so.

    Tonight I'll take it apart again, anything that you recommend I look for?
    Last edited by Spreggy; 08-20-08 at 01:49 PM. Reason: update title
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    Senior Member bikeman715's Avatar
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    try replacing the chain lube with coating of grease. could the headset be lose ?

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