New Carrera Vulcan Loose Fork

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New Carrera Vulcan Loose Fork

Postby lowin9 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 22:45 pm

Hi,

New to the forum, appologies if this is in the wrong section.

I have just bought a Carrera Vulcan from Halfords.

After the first ride the front fork is loose and moves considerably backwards and fowards in the frame. I have spoken to halfords and they are going to look at it. I have had bad experiences from Halfords before so thought I would ask if anyone knows a likely cause of the problem.

Also is it likely to have caused any damage to other componants. I didnt really notice it coming loose over the course of the trial so it could have done a good few miles on rough terrain.

Thanks.

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Re: New Carrera Vulcan Loose Fork

Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 03, 2013 22:51 pm

Headset is probably loose. Loosen the stem bolts, tighten up the top cap bolt so there is no play but the forks still move smoothly, retighten the stem bolts.
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Re: New Carrera Vulcan Loose Fork

Postby 97th choice » Thu Jan 03, 2013 22:54 pm

Sounds like the headset is loose, take a look here., you'll need to scroll down to the bit on adjustment.

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... et-service
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Re: New Carrera Vulcan Loose Fork

Postby lowin9 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:03 pm

Spot on, cheers. I had tried to tighten it before but hadn't loosened the stem. Thanks for the help!


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