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    Lefty Headset spacers loose?

    I very well could be over thinking this, but... I have a new Trigger 29er1 with the SuperMax. It uses a 1.5inch stem, not an SI stem. My headset spacers are loose and it drives me nuts. I loosened the stem bolts and pushed down on it to snug them up, and with pressure applied tightened the stem bolts, stem bolts are torqued. They're loose still, I can spin them with my fingers. Is this an isssue? I almost feel foolish for asking but it's been bothering me.

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    Is it just the spacers that are loose? As long as you check the headset and it's snug it's not an issue. I changed out the stock length stem for a 110 that I had and the height was different. I ended up having to remove some spacers. I just set the new stem on top and put hand pressure down while tightening the bolts. Every thing is snug. I am going to check on how to tighten the headset for general knowledge.

    Here is another link from the site:
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    Lefty headset adjustment

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    The bike has zero miles on it. I don't believe the headset is adjustable on it either. It's one of those things that I never thought about with a standard fork and headset.

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    I just removed my Lefty Supermax today to reroute the cables. I didn't like the way they came in terms of which ones were routed through the lefty clamps and which ones weren't.

    It took me a while to work out how to remove the internal steerer... different to previous leftys I've owned. There appears to be no tensioning device ... previous leftys have had a threaded steerer base which you tighten with a Shimano BB tool. So after reinstalling, my spacers are a bit loose too... although the steerer seems snug and tight in the headset . Will do some research and then have another play later.

    Removal and reinstallation involved a bit of violence with a rubber mallet... not for the faint hearted!

    Anyone else got any experience with this setup?
    Cheers
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    Every trigger 29er with the lefty I've seen has loose spacers so who knows what's up.

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    It's mostly just annoying to me. I've gotten a number of rides in and now and no issues. I'm just used to a traditional fork with a cap on the stem that you tighten down.

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    Changed my stem and my spacers are still tight.

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