The headset can still be loose with the stem "tight" against the spacers.BikeNRun said:I have a theadless headset that makes clunks when going over bumps, however, the stem is tight against the spacers. Is that a good way to check for looseness, or could it be that the bearings are bad?
Assuming he doesn't have a press and all that good stuff, an adjustment at the LBS or tightening himself is cheaper than a new headset alone (like the C3), not even factoring in price for install at the LBS.Slee_Stack said:My stock headset had play regardless of what I did with it. I replaced it. No more play. Headsets are cheap (or can be if you don't need bling).