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How to mechanic headset bearing service continued.
Reinsert the stem/handlebar assembly into the headset/tube. Hand tighten the top bearing cup until it snugs up and you feel resistance. Check that the fork is not loose, but moves freely. Similar to the BB bearings you want the magic point with some bearing load. Not loose, but moving freely. When you find it, tighten the lock ring down while holding the upper cup steady. This is tricky because the tool for the cup has to be thin. I am using a big pair of vice grip needle nose pliers with thin fingers.
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