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    Let's keep it in Zone 2 chevahh's Avatar
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    Sorry I wasn't clear

    I posted something yesterday but wasn't all too clear as to what the problem was, so here's my second attempt. I got a new stem the other day, a Thomson if that matters, and I was trying to install it on my bike. First off let me say that when I was taking off the previous stem my whole fork came off my bike...as in I lifted my front wheel and the fork just slid out. I put everything back the way it was before it slipped out and noticed that their was a very small space in between the headset...well I can't really explain it. here's a picture
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    I followed all the directions that came with the Thomson stem and I noticed that the headset was too tight so I loosened it and loosened it and it was still too tight. I even took off the stem and headset cap and it's still "too tight" as in when I lift the front wheel off the ground it won't move and it'll stop moving if I tap the wheel left or right. please help

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    #1: There is no reason to start a second thread for the same problem...

    #2: Take it to a shop or at least someone who knows what they are doing. Your picture doesn't work but there is a chance that you might have reinstalled something incorrectly. Before you do anything that will damage your headset bearings you should probably get a mechanic involved... There is also a chance that something is just sticking but better safe than sorry...
    "But it's the truth even if it didn't happen."

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    Is the bearing in the right way?Try turning it over.It also sounds like there's a wedgeringbetween the steerer(fork) and toprace(headsetpiece).Try giving the steerer a light tap from the top to loosen things up.

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    It's probably something seizing up/jammed from improper installation. If you look online you can get a manual with an exploded view of all the headset parts. Threadless headsets are annoying the first time you try to put them back together.

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    Look at this and figure it out.
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=65

    If you can't fix it take it to a shop cause you clearly put your headset back incorrectly. Hit the books and learn your basic bike maintenance, we've all been there man.

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