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Old 01-07-19, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Overhaul the headset. Take one of the headset bearings to your LBS and ask them the size. Then buy the number you need to refill both headset retainers.
If your headset is sticking a bit, the better option is to replace the retainers with loose bearings. You can fit in more bearings, which both help bear the stresses better and ride over any small pits in the races. If you do this, don’t jam in the bearings; there must be a small gap between the bearings so that the balls can roll freely on the races.
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