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Old 02-03-08, 09:48 PM
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You should be checking the bolts' torque every once in a while. Especially when it is a new bike. I check the bb cups, crank bolts, headset, etc. every month-2 months depending on if I have time or feel like it. I did ruin a bb because the cups worked loose. I didn't have the right size crank puller so I just forgot about it until I burned the bb out. I also had the headset looseness problem. Unfortunately I learned from experience that a loose headset can ovalize the headset. Also, it may just be the fork stanchions having play between the lowers. Also, if you had a better fork it probably wont bottom out on you. There isn't much adjustability in a lower-end fork. Upgrades are wonderful!
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