NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
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Yep, I'll repeat what Blast said, but in "Tightening Headsets for Dummies" language:
Loosen the bolt(s) (screw thingies) on the side of stem (handlebar holdie thingy). Some stems have a single pinch bolt, some have two.
Squeeze the front brake (left lever usually in USA, Right in other countries). Rock back and forth.
Tighten the top cap (the other screw thingy that is on top of the handlebar holdie thingy) This compresses the headset (the turny the handlebar whatchamacallit).
Turn in 1/4 turn increments until there is no slop when you squeeze the brake and rock the bike. Then go back and tighten the stem pinch bolt(s) on the side of the stem.
That's about it!
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