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Old 01-07-05, 07:37 AM   #1
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Headset q

I have been riding faithfully in the winter slop on the streets and try to clean my bike off after each ride, but when I go to ride the next time my headset seems stiff. It must be getting grit and water in there. Any easy ways to keep it clean and to clean it now? Thanks.
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Old 01-07-05, 07:56 AM   #2
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Get front fenders.
Do not spray water directly into the headset gaps when washing.
Use marine bearing grease when re-packing.
If your headset is stiff it is either too tight or contaminated, check it asap.
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A few headset have a port for grease injection which is an easy way to remove crud from inside. If you have a std headset there is no easy way, you have to disassemble.
When you reassemble your headset, pack it full of grease and put a section of inner tube around the lower race to seal out the crud.
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Thanks, the headset in question is part of my suspension. I know it sounds weird, but the bike is a 98 Cannondale F2000 with a Fatty Headshock. Will this be really difficult to disassemble?

I bought some fenders about 2 months ago, got home and they didn't fit. I found out I need a special one for Cannondales, yet no one knows anyone who makes them. Let me know if you of someone that makes them.
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