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Old 06-09-06, 07:31 PM   #1
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Headset too loose while also too tight?

2005 trek 1500. From what I gather, this is a "integrated headset"

Anyhow, I tightened it a little last night and rode 30 miles. On my climbs, the handlebars are so tight, it throws off my rythmn when Im climbing/Rocking the bike back and forth, I get dizzy.

Today, I loosened it to where It fell good. Now, when I ride it pops when I hit the front brakes. Its now too loose.

Cant get a happy medium.

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Old 06-09-06, 08:10 PM   #2
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If it's not damaged internally you should be able to back it off (loosen) it abit and it should be ok. I always check mine by putting on the front brake and rocking the bike forward and back to insure there is no play. Then I pick up the front and turn the bar to assure that it's turning freely.
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