Road Bike, Cycling Forums banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,846 Posts
At first glance on my laptop it looked like quite a contraption, until I figured out that there 2 photos. Like many cheap headsets of the era, the upper cup doesn't have wrench flats. It was adjusted with soft jaw pliers, and a keyed washer (or the reflector bracket) kept it from turning when the top cup was tightened.

Adjust it that same way, and contrive to hold the cut off bracket as you tighten the locknut.

BTW- if you don't have soft jaw pliers, you can use an old belt, or scrap of leather and a pair of Channellock pliers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,846 Posts
clarinetcola said:
....
There is still a bit of wiggle when I rock the bike back and forth with brakes on. I've hand tightened the upper cup as tight as I can, would I have to tighten it more?
Yes, you can't really get enough preload just by hand tightening. Use a bit of leather and a pair or channellocks.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top