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Old 11-02-07, 02:43 PM
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Headset Question

This might seem like a basic question, but I haven't been able to find the answers any where else. How do you actually attach the headset to the handlebar stem? I've got the long allen bolt, but I don't understand how to screw it in. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-07, 02:57 PM
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Assuming you're talking about a vintage quill type stem and a threaded headset, you need a wedge nut at the other end of the stem bolt. Install the stem/bolt/wedge loose, tighten bolt and the wedge moves up inside the steering tube to bind things in place.

Sounds like you're missing the wedge.
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Old 11-02-07, 03:17 PM
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The wedge is probly stuck in the fork from when u took it off.
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Old 11-03-07, 12:06 PM
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^^^^^ I would think that this is the case. Turn the bike upside down. Use a drift or old screwdriver and hammer the wedge upwards out from the bottom of the headtube.
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