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    Im not sure what is wrong with my bike but when i lightly lift the bars, the bars and forks move from side to side. Any ideas what is wrong?

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    headset needs tightening...

    Tighten your headest, could have came loose with a lot of use.

    Make is your bike?

    Could be headset is loose, or if the bike has done a good few miles might be a symptom of worn / missing / damaged bearings or bushes.

    Unfortunately for a lot of headset work you need special spanners, and if you need to remove it altogether a press.

    Would recommend taking it to a friendly local bike shop. If it's a simple tightening job they may do it there and then free of charge (or for a nominal fee). Anything more complicated and it would be cheaper to pay them to fix it, then buy the equipment you need to do the job.

    HTH - Rufus.

    RufusA;2226186

    Unfortunately for a lot of headset work you need special spanners, and if … Unfortunately for a lot of headset work you need special spanners, and if you need to remove it altogether a press.



    Or you need to be very handy with a length of dowel and a mallet :thumbsup:

    RufusA;2226186

    Unfortunately for a lot of headset work you need special spanners, and if … Unfortunately for a lot of headset work you need special spanners, and if you need to remove it altogether a press.



    Not to tighten it depending on how the headset setup, I could of used an spanner or alan key to tighten mine.

    J

    If tyou can tighen your headset

    Original Poster

    ok ill try tightening the headset, thanks for everyones help
    the bike is a GT Chucker

    Original Poster

    thanks guys that seems to have done the trick, rep has been left for everyone
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