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    Senior Member thesmoothdome's Avatar
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    A Bit of Play in the Headset

    I just swaped out my stock fuji stem for a 10mm shorter Easton EA70. I've noticed just a bit of play in the headset now, but I have no idea if it was there before. Should there be any play? Nothing else was changed except the stem.

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    ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Luke52's Avatar
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    Is the new stem any narrower than the old one? Can you see any exposed steerer tube?

    There's a chance that the new stem is narrower than the old one, meaning that the top cap can't compress the headset down properly, hence the play.

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    The steerer tube seems to be at the same exact level as it was with the stock stem.

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    You were right. I tightened the stem on to the steerer tube before tightening the top cap. This caused the top cap not to be able to compress properly. A quck losening of the stem and tightening of the top cap fixed the problem. Thanks for the quick response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmoothdome View Post
    You were right. I tightened the stem on to the steerer tube before tightening the top cap. This caused the top cap not to be able to compress properly. A quck losening of the stem and tightening of the top cap fixed the problem. Thanks for the quick response.
    That was going to be my next suggestion.

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