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Old 06-07-18, 04:40 PM
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Which one gets tightened FIRST?



1. The inner big one first, eliminating any play...
2. The small outer one to keep the brass washer - and the big one - in place.

Is this the correct order?
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Old 06-07-18, 06:56 PM
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Correct. You picture it on a regular bike as tightening your headset, then tightening the stem. That big black handlepost assembly is the stem.
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Make sure not to over tighten the inner big one to avoid crushing the headset bearings.
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Originally Posted by rishardh View Post
Make sure not to over tighten the inner big one to avoid crushing the headset bearings.
I think I'd already made that mistake in the past! But now that I've realized the error of what I had done, I checked the bearings and they're still in good shape - no harshness or noise. Thanks everyone!
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