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    Is this fixable? (bicycle headset)

    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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    make sure you get them all, clean all the crud off them and repack with grease

    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.

    Original Poster

    Are the ball bearings cheap? Because there are some many of them, I am afraid of loosing one.

    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 .

    Original Poster

    Sorry I dont know what I need to buy to replace them. Is it something off this page?

    chainreactioncycles.com/Sea…ngs

    no, they seem to be enclosed type bearings ,most of the bikes I've ever had used the loose ball bearings :

    weldtite.co.uk/pro…spx

    they are in different sizes ,so it's much better to take one of yours [off the bike ] as a pattern

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    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

    chainreactioncycles.com/Sea…set
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 7th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    Is it really necessary for all this gear to install a headset?

    youtube.com/wat…ynM

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    Civic EG6

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



    other video youtube.com/wat…ted

    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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