Im having a problem with my headset and figured you all could help me find some kind of solution. There seems to be some "play" in my headset when holding my front brake and rocking back and forth. The star nut is in correctly and the forks are cut with the right spacing. The headscrew is pretty damn tight aswell. But still, when holding the front brake and putting force on the handle bars, I see my spacers moving forward about .5mm.
Im thinking it may be the fork-- which is a cheap eighthinch cromo fork. Maybe its not fitting in the headset as snugly as its supposed to.
Ive taken everything apart and looked it all over, tightened and retightened the headset bot, all to no avail.
Also, it is noteworthy to say im using very, very soft trials bike brake pads-- they are very sticky!
Is .5mm of movement a problem? There's no movement while i'm riding... I just figured someone here may have had a similar experience. Please help!!