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I cant get my head set to stay tight, the stem is about 4mm above the steer tube, Im using a stem lock, with lock-tight, the stem is in good shape, (holtzfeller) and a brand new King head-set, installed by the lbs. Is the fact that they did not re-face the head tube maybe my problem? Im going to take to another shop tomarrow. I cant see anything wrong in the whole set up, Im ready to run over it with my pick-up.
 

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first, try a spacer, because the cap may be interfering. You should be able to completly lock out the steering by overtightening it, otherwise you need a spacer.

is also possible the headset is settling in, if it wasent fully bottomed out after install.

i guess a facing problem could be of issue, but this is usually done by the manufacturer these days and not all that necessary these days. I would also contact CK about this if you cant figure it out.
 

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zedro said:
first, try a spacer, because the cap may be interfering. You should be able to completly lock out the steering by overtightening it, otherwise you need a spacer.

is also possible the headset is settling in, if it wasent fully bottomed out after install.

i guess a facing problem could be of issue, but this is usually done by the manufacturer these days and not all that necessary these days. I would also contact CK about this if you cant figure it out.
thanks Zedro, the spacer makes the best sence, but the stem looks like its got plenty of room, I even took the stem off and stuck the cap it the steer tube, it was snug but it fit. I have really tightend the thing down and the steering never began to feel locked out, so the spacer may be the answer, an easy place to start anyhow, thanks again.
 
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