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Ok, I picked up a used Ridley Excalibur and I'm having problems adjusting the headset. It seems it is either too loose or too tight. No matter how slight the adjustments, I can't seem to get this thing right. Any suggestions?
 

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More details please, I am not familiar with the type of headset. I'll assume its Aheadset. Integrated? Carbon steerer on the fork? Assuming that its an alloy steerer, remove and grease the star nut bolt. While its out, take the cap off the headset and check that the stack height of the stem/spacers exceeds the height of the steerer tube by 2-4mm or so. Otherwise, the cap will bottom out when you attempt to tighten the headset. In some instances it will catch and feel too tight, in others, it will be too loose.

post some more info though
 

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andulong said:
Something bent..or worn out? Improperly seated crown race perhaps? Spacers that are not true maybe?
Not sure I'd think the spacers would be the issue, but maybe. I agree that checking the crown race is a good idea. To that I would add disassemble, clean, reassemble (using new grease and new bearings) and adjust.
 

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lamazion said:
FSA integrated headset. The fork has a carbon steerer tube, so there is no star nut. The cap is definately not bottoming out, I actually removed a spacer because I had too much of a gap.
As others said, check the crown race. Also, removed the whole expander plug from the steerer tube, check and grease. if it is worn (or just has rubber deteriorating), improperly installed, or needs grease, it may not be expanding properly.
 
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