I have a 1 1/8 Chris King no thread set. I can't get the play out of it.
Here's the scenario. I adjust the headset until there's no play. As soon as I start applying torque to the stem bolts, play develops. The stem is a Ritchey WCS with two steerer clamping bolts, apposing each other. I tried first tightening the bottom bolt, then the top, and vise versa. Even a bit of force on one bolt, just where it begins to pinch the steerer, play develops. I can see the top rocking a bit.
I have the same headset on my commuter. I can get it adjusted first time around and it stays put. I'm at a loss. Please enlighten me