Head stock bearing adjustment

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby Rob Harknett » Wed May 16, 2018 8:46 pm

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SPRIDDLER wrote: we old sages won't last forever, unlike our bikes.

'Course we will, we're baby boomers!

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby 1608 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:26 pm

As I think already mentioned, it may not be obvious, but the top nut is the lock-nut and the lower one the adjuster. Manual says the h/bars should fall to either side under their own weight when properly adjusted. And, a common mistake is fitting one too many ball bearings, as Nev has mentioned.

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby Groily » Thu May 17, 2018 4:33 pm

Good, for once, to be below average then Spriddler.
Would the 'elderly' (older than me) please continue to age gracefully and healthily so that we young people can maintain our youthful status. 64 next time round is obviously just stripling status!

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby Big Pete » Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you to all who have taken the time to reply. Again I apologise for not accessing on line information but I genuinely missed it, probably right in front of my face!. It is now downloaded. All I need to do now is get it off the ground lol.
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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby Rob Harknett » Thu May 17, 2018 7:28 pm

I wonder why the stand cannot be used to get it off the ground. Does the bike not have a front stand? If not, the bike should rock on a centre stand. Although you may need something under it to get a little more height. It should not take much longer to adjust head bearings than the time it has taken me to type this.

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby SPRIDDLER » Thu May 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Big Pete wrote:Again I apologise for not accessing on line information but I genuinely missed it, probably right in front of my face!. .

Not a problem at all Peter. I've been accessing the information in Christians Archive very frequently for fifteen years and I realise that information isn't a replacement for knowledge. It's a superb resource but some of the indexing system can seem a bit illogical therefore you have to know where the information is likely to be in order to start searching for it. :?
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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby cbranni » Thu May 17, 2018 8:03 pm

My mother would be pleased to know I was above average at 68, my school report always said "below average and must do better" :D :D

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby alanengineer » Fri May 18, 2018 8:04 am

I have always put my bikes on centre stand and maybe an extra bit of wood so the front wheel is clear of the ground and rocked the front wheel back and forth with my thumb on the bottom head bearing.


If the average age is 68, what chance have i got in catching up. Even my good youthful looks go against me

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby dave16mct » Fri May 18, 2018 8:56 am

[quote="alanengineer"]I have always put my bikes on centre stand and maybe an extra bit of wood so the front wheel is clear of the ground and rocked the front wheel back and forth with my thumb on the bottom head bearing.


How long did it take to get it off to sleep? :D

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Re: Head stock bearing adjustment

Postby SPRIDDLER » Fri May 18, 2018 9:38 am

alanengineer wrote:If the average age is 68, what chance have i got in catching up. Even my good youthful looks go against me

I'm catching up. When my sons were born I was twenty-five times their age, now I'm less than twice their age :)
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