Headset loose

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Posted 2nd May
MTB headset feels loose, movement when brake applied, tried loosening the 2 bolts and then tightening down but it doesn’t seem to get tighter, does seem to tighten up steering either?!

Any help appreciated.
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When you say the two bolts do you mean it's one these types of headsets? Has it always been like this or is it a recent thing? It's possible that the bearings are worn or have been slightly crushed by heavy usage.

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Or it might be that the steerer tube for the forks is slightly too long. Undo the top bolt and the cap and check that the steerer is well recessed below the top of the stem like in this picture....

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Hi thanks, yes it has always been like that, could be the bearings, the bike is a good few years old. I’ll check the stem length tomorrow.

There is kind of a ring that rotates above the bearing (where the FSA text is in the top picture??)
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