2 Minute bike maintenance tip

Adjust a loose headset

A loose headset is a common problem you might encounter when riding your bike.
If you drop your front wheel to the ground from a low height does it “clunk”?
When you apply the front brake and move the bike back and forth is there a rattle?
You aren’t losing your mind – chances are you headset is loose, but it is an easy fix!

Our Shimano certified mechanic Alex is a whiz at fixing bikes – watch this short simple step that will avoid too much wear and tear to the bearings in your headset.

Tools required: Set of hex keys

Difficulty: Very easy

Potential problems: Over tightening will compress the bearings and make steering feel stiff.

Tightening your headset

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