Bmx headset problem with movement?
Topic: A research problem example
July 20, 2019 / By Glenna Question:
Hi, I have recently done up a Bmx and everything has been going fine till the headset. I realised this before I did the Bmx up but I thought i had solved the problem. the main problem is movement in the forks because for example if i go for ride on it i can feel jiggles in the upper part of the bike then i look closer and actually its the headset moving back and forwards a little and sometimes it gets worse. I have tried to solve this by tightening the stem and the headset but then all i can feel is alot of friction and the movement is very stiff and if i loosen a little movement is found again. i have researched how the headset is ment to be installed and if my calculations are correct i have done it right.
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Desirae | 1 day ago
Assuming that you have a threadless steerer (you forgot to mention this) and that otherwise everything else is correct there are a couple of possible reasons:
1) You have one or both bearings upside-down. This will cause the bearing cages (the metal things that hold the bearings) to ride on the races instead of the bearings causing binding;
2) The bearings may be the wrong size. If you installed your old bearings with a new headset this may be your problem;
3) The fork crown race is incorrect. This is common because the old ones are usually hard to remove and many suppose that the old one is "good enough". Take the old crown race off and install the new one. The crown race is the one mounted on the fork steerer- pressed on at the fork crown.
Make sure that the bearings are well greased using the correct type of lubricant. The stuff that came on it is not sufficient.
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Could be a dumb question but are you sure your tightening the right part
Because it sounds like your tightening the headset which would push the stem closer to the frame and fork causing friction
Tighten the headset but making sure to not over tighten it and make sure the stem is tight
You could of just put it on without remembering to tighten it first
Haha I've done that once
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