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    Smoothie Mixer headset issues on Scandal

    Anyone else have slight play in their headset? I got the Scandal with the regular smoothie mixer headset and it just seems to have a bit of play unless its tightened too much.

    'll have a slight knock when rocking it with the front brake but the minute it goes away from slightly more tension on the top nut the wheel doesn't move freely and is too tight.

    I've installed many cane creek headset and they actually stay smooth once cranked down, even too tightly.

    Anyone else have issues like this? does the headset loosen up and spin freely after break in? It really makes it feel strange to ride when its too tight and I don't want to ride with it too loose and knocking, even slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theNomad View Post
    ...but the minute it goes away from slightly more tension on the top nut the wheel doesn't move freely and is too tight.
    The wheel??

    I just put my scandal together, smothie mixer headset/straight 1 1/8" fork. Feels solid so far and turns easliy, but I've only done a 5 mile test ride around the hood.

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    The fork is stiff when turning, or there is knocking when rocking the bike.
    Seems I dont have that middle ground where its just stopped knocking and freely rotates.

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    I had the same experience with the smoothie mixer on my 456C, I ended up using an old ZS44 top bearing cover and compression centering sleeve and I haven't had any other problems, but I was pissed that I wasted a lot of time on a poor quality headset.

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    The SmoothieMixer works perfectly on my Scandal. I wonder if the race or cups are not seated squarely?

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    OK, fixed it. Operator error. I flipped the bottom bearing. duh.
    I must have been sleepwalking through the build or really into a song. Got it set now and it feels great.

    Too bad i'll have to wait another couple days before I hit the trails again

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