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Is this fixable? (bicycle headset)

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
The ball bearings from the section of the headset that attaches to the frame have spilled out. Do I fix it by collecting all the ball bearings and realigning them into a ring at the top and bottom?
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
make sure you get them all, clean all the crud off them and repack with grease
#2
Yeah , very fixable . Do as suggested in post one , or if you have lost any , you can buy them .Place a ring of grease around the ball bearing ring and place the bearings in and re-tighten. I've recently had to do this with bearings on the wheel spindles of my bike as they were dry , all good now.
#3
Are the ball bearings cheap? Because there are some many of them, I am afraid of loosing one.
#4
Most high streets have a cycle shop or maybe Halfords , you could always take one of your balls ! [ ooh Mrs ] to the shop and ask .
#5
Sorry I dont know what I need to buy to replace them. Is it something off this page?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=ball+bearings
#6
no, they seem to be enclosed type bearings ,most of the bikes I've ever had used the loose ball bearings :

http://www.weldtite.co.uk/productdetail/404/pages/ball-bearings-cages/ball-bearings.aspx

they are in different sizes ,so it's much better to take one of yours [off the bike ] as a pattern
banned#7
or if you can't be bothered just replace the headset, much harder and more expensive but you don't have to clean all the bearings :)

they come in different sizes

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=headset

Edited By: lumoruk on Feb 07, 2011 22:40
#8
Is it really necessary for all this gear to install a headset?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoryphbNynM
banned#9
Civic EG6
Is it really necessary for all this gear to install a headset?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoryphbNynM


other video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZSY3MsLmA&feature=related

though I've never seen that tool before, might go look for one as it could come in handy in my man box. I used a hammer and screw driver to do mine :)

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