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Old 08-20-08, 01:48 PM   #1
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Recurring headset crackle?

Symptom: crackle from headset area with weight applied to anywhere on the bars. Have eliminated the bar connection as a possibility (happens with bars off).

First time, I removed the stem and spacers, wiped them off and reinstalled, noise gone for a week or so.
2nd attempt: Removed same, inspected fork and looked around the headset for anything wrong looking, no problems found. Cleaned spacers again and coated/wiped with tiny amount of chain lube, reassembled. Noise gone for a week or so.

Tonight I'll take it apart again, anything that you recommend I look for?

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Old 08-20-08, 03:22 PM   #2
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try replacing the chain lube with coating of grease. could the headset be lose ?
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