- Bikes Not Bombs -
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Desert Hell, AZ
Bikes: 1986 LOOK KG86, 19XX Les Ephgrave?, 1983 Nishiki Royal, 199X Nukeproof MTB, 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix
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Been riding the **** out of my bike now that I finally got the frame back from the powder-coaters, it's been lovely weather. Pictures to come soon! 24 miles a day, 12 each way for the last week, it's been a while since I've gotten that much riding in, loving every second of it
The lockring and cup have been coming loose on my headset about every ten miles or so. I don't mind reaching down and tightening it for a temporary fix, but it's not ideal. If memory serves me, I think this started happening after a couple of my friends came back to my house after a ride and said "so we've determined that your bike is not possible to bunnyhop with." They are good friends, so I didn't think too much of it, but needless to say they won't be riding my bike without supervision anymore.
Anyway... I was hoping for some advice as to a fix for this problem. I was contemplating some "Locktite" on the threads of the cup, to see if that would help - as I have adjusted it the correct way numerous times now.
Second solution would to be to purchase a new headset, which I also would mind, as my birfday is on the 8th and I should be getting bicycle giftcards
The only other thing I could possibly (but grit my teeth doing) imagine is that the punishment the neck of the bike received during this fiasco led to a bent frame. In which case...
Help? Advice? Ideas?