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Old 12-17-09, 06:09 PM   #1
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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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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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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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