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Old 03-13-10, 12:13 PM   #1
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Assembling a Giant Yukon

Hey guys,
So I bought my g/f a 16" (small) Giant Yukon, I believe its a 2009.
very nice bike, very good deal
Anyways, its a graduation present for her, she graduates from WMU in april.
But, its coming UPS Tuesday.
So, I've worked on cars, bikes, dirt bikes, anything with wheels, my whole life, but I have a few questions.
I've never dealt with headsets/stems really, as far as the bearings and whatever inside the tube.
Everything else should be no sweat, but I'm nervous about the headset/stem.
Are these difficult to install correctly?
I'm sure I could figure it out, but if it can't be accomplished without some secret tool, I'll probably take it to the local shop to have it done.
I'm not sure if its sealed or unsealed....
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Old 03-13-10, 01:33 PM   #2
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you won't have any problems with it, there are no secrets for headsets. You might have to slide one set of bearings down the steer tube, they'll probably have one side that's bevelled, that side goes up. Slide the steer tube up through the head tube. Slide the other set of bearings on, bevelled side down. Put the dust cover on, headset spacers as needed then the stem. Tighten the cap down, not too tight or it won't turn freely. torque the clamping bolts on the stem and you're done. Did i miss anything?
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Awesome, I figured it wasn't too complicated.
No sweat then.
Thanks for the reply.
Is there any tricks to getting the bottom bracket together?
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Old 03-14-10, 11:28 AM   #4
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Shouldn't be, what kind of bottom bracket? And you'll need the right tool for whatever bottom bracket it is. I would recommend going to a shop to have them install this, just incase the BB housing needs faced and/or threads needed chased.
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Have you tried searching on YouTube? There's tons of instructional videos on there. I've learned most of my bike fixing and maintenance knowlege from YouTube.
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If you bought it brand new (meaing still packing from Giant) the headset and everything is installed. Just gotta pop the front wheel in and adjust brakes/derailleurs.
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Yes, it is in the box.
I dunno if the headset is installed or the BB.
I'll see when it gets here, but I can always take it to the local bs to have them install the BB.
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