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Dave Anscombe
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Ok the last few rides ive noticed my headset keeps comming loose....so i undo my stem bolts tighten up the top cap bolt re

tighten the stem bolts up job done......few rides later loose again....

any ideas whats up.....bearings are fine by the way (Y).

fankies

Dave x

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What ..... do you think it may be pulling its self up ?

should i twat it down the fork and just wack in a new star nut ?

Check your forks, that as you are tightening your topcap it isn't pulling them apart.

WFT......sorry i really dont understand what your saying

pulling the forks appart?

Dave x

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it may be pulling up, draw a line with a permanent marker round the star nut on the inside of the steerer, then next time it comes loose, you can see if it has moved. if it is knackered, you could just bash it down and put a new one in, or get a long rod and knock it out the top through the hole where the steerer joins the crown.

Andrew

EDIT, or it could be what Netherking said...

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What ..... do you think it may be pulling its self up ?

should i twat it down the fork and just wack in a new star nut ?

may as well dave youve got nothing to lose.

watch it though because thats adding to the weight :P

ride soon

..rob..

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Yeah, that was a shit explanation. Check your forks for a crack basically.

ahhhhhhh no my forks are ok.no cracks in the legs or the steerer.....or the disc tab........but thanks for clearing that one up for me :)

may as well dave youve got nothing to lose.

watch it though because thats adding to the weight :P

ride soon

..rob..

LOL thats alright il just drill somthing HAHAHA

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The star nut doesn't do anything above tensioning the headset, you can remove it and ride without it if you want.

I once solved this by lightly filing the steerer tube area to roughen the surface, and lamping the bolts up. It gives it enough purchase to not move.

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