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Hello i am fairly new to riding i just got myself a new bike its an Iron Horse Maverick 1.2 and it rides really well it is brand new however the handle bar post seems a bit loose (i can shake it and move it back and forth) i have tried tightening it and no luck if anyone knows how to fix that please help.

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Your local bike shop should be able to fix it. It sounds like the headset/fork steering tube is loose. Loosen the two bolts on the stem bar and then tighten the top cap screw maybe a turn and see if it tightens up. That might solve the problem. Inexpensive bikes will have inexpensive headsets with bearings that can fall out. A decent headset plus labor is probably around $65 or so. Check out Park Tools website their is a lot of information there for the do it yourselfer.
 

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+ 1 for loose headset. Do what he said and it should be good. Do not over tighten the top cap, it is a compression cap, tight enough to still have smooth movement but no slop back and forth.
 
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