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    Wobbly fork

    i know theres probably an answer for this on here but I've been unsuccessful finding the answer. The problem is my fork is loose at the bottom of the frame where it comes out, does someone a bushing or spacer i could use to fix it, thanks

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    Re: Wobbly fork

    Terminology my friend!

    Do you mean:

    Loose at the crown of the fork, where it inserts into the head tube?

    Or do the stanchions seem loose inside the fork lowers?

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    its at the bottom of the frame

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    Bottom of the frame? Did you loosen the stem and/or remove it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwee View Post
    The problem is my fork is loose at the bottom of the frame where it comes out, does someone a bushing or spacer i could use to fix it, thanks
    Given we've got no pictures, and you didn't provide any sort of detail, I'm thinking you should take this to your local bike shop, immediately.

    This is gonna be a forum session of 20 bike questions....Just watch.

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    heres a pic of my fork, its loose at the bottom of the fork, basically with my bike upside down there is play with fork Wobbly fork-fork.jpg

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    Hey WA-CO thats a great attitude to have, thanks for the help

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    Re: Wobbly fork

    OK let's try process of elimination . Did you adjust your headset properly? Is there play at the steerer, where it fits into the head tube?

    If so :

    Loosen the stem bolts. Tighten the top cap to mfctr torque spec, usually 1.3 to 1.7 nm. You can do it by feel but it takes some experience. Tighten stem bolts to mfctr torque spec, usually 5-7 nm depending on the part.

    WA-CO is partially right, you can f3ck up your bizness here. If you over tighten the top cap you could screw up your bearings. Many other things could go wrong. But you gotta start somewhere.

    Note that your bearings might be shot already. Google headset adjustment for more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwee View Post
    Hey WA-CO thats a great attitude to have, thanks for the help
    Christ. You can't just post up a "my bike is broken" and expect us to internet based ****ing Vulcan mind meld to telepathically sort out your issue do you? OK, I'll throw some god damned runes in the dirt and see if we can sort it out.

    Proctor has more patience than I. But you gotta tell us something about what is going on if you want our help. Things like:

    Is the bike new or used?
    When did this start happening?
    Has it always been this way or has it gotten progressively worse?
    Has the bike had any recent work?
    Have you changed any parts?
    Have you taken any spills or crashes?

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    thats exactly where its loose. ill look into that tomorrow when i have some time, thanks for a push in the right direction

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    The bikes used from 2005 so I'm assuming whatever parts are in there are most likely shot, i was assuming it was a pretty basic problem and I'm just unknowing of the parts that hold the fork in there

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    you might be able to remove the fork and service/cram some grease into the headset but if you don't know what you're doing just take it to a bike shop

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    Take it to a shop. You're gonna hurt yourself.

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