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Headset sleeve

Postby indyP » Sat Nov 03, 2012 13:14 pm

My bike has a loose headset, and after taking the stem off and lifting the cover I found the fork sleeve isn't pressed in causing play in the forks. My question is, do I need a special tool or can I just press the sleeve back in? My bike is a new 2012 Cube Agree GTC.

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Re: Headset sleeve

Postby Monty Dog » Sat Nov 03, 2012 13:25 pm

I presume you mean the compression bung into which the headset top cap screw fits? These are usually held in place using an Allen key to tighten them- usually 5 or 6mm
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Re: Headset sleeve

Postby indyP » Sat Nov 03, 2012 13:34 pm

No the sleeve is pressed into the frame, it keeps the forks in place and sits inside the bearings, I think. I presume I can just press it, although I say this more in hope than any knowledge about it :)

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Re: Headset sleeve

Postby indyP » Sat Nov 03, 2012 20:43 pm

Should there be a 2-3 mm gap couple of mm down from the top of the steering tube?

I've pressed the centering sleeve back into the bearings and put everything back, but there's still play when press front brake! :?

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Re: Headset sleeve

Postby nicklouse » Sat Nov 03, 2012 21:05 pm

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