I installed a new headset on my old 1" threaded fork. The lock nut on top will not allow me to tighten down to the bottom nut (both on top of the fork, my description is abysmal). The resulting problem is that my fork is all over the place. When i apply the front break and push the bike forward and back there is play between the fork and frame. Is it better to cut threads off the top of the fork or is there a spacer that can bridge this gap. I know that on threadless headsets you use spacers but is this also the case for my threaded fork?
until this is fixed i continue to loose grease and it ends up on my shorts and my students mock my greasy crotch. please help.