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Clicking Coming From Fat Bike Headset

Old 05-07-19, 07:56 PM
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Clicking Coming From Fat Bike Headset

I recently got a Framed Minnesota 2.0: https://www.framedbikes.com/collecti...12690616188979

It has a threadless Neco headset and a rigid fork. Recently, I've been hearing a rather loud clicking noise coming from the headset whenever I stand up on the bike or when I rock the bike back and forth while holding the front brake. I'm confident it's coming from the headset, since I removed the front wheel and the sound persisted when I rocked the bike. I have disassembled most of the headset and greased the races, but the clicking persists.

The sound started after I rode the bike for the first time at Tranquility Park. I crashed twice, but both were at low speed and the bike suffered no damage other than a slightly bent derailleur hanger.

I think it's also important to note that the star nut in the headtube had to be rethreaded, since I put in the top bolt slightly askew by accident. The bolt now leans just a little to one side, but the clicking sound has been around since before the incident.

  1. Is this a big problem?

2. How do I fix it? (preferably at the lowest cost possible )
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Old 05-14-19, 04:55 PM
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....sounds like your headset is loose....reseat it properly. I don't know your level of comfort/skill but of course the most common mistake is people trying to tighten the headset just through the preload top cap. I tend to loosen the bolts on my stem and gently get the bike to rock back and forth while I exert downward pressure on the stem until I get all the play out and then retighten my stem bolts.
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