How do you remove old bike headphones?
- Hold lower threaded race with spanner.
- Remove front wheel if still in place.
- Remove any washers/spacers from steering column.
- Unthread and remove threaded race.
- Install Park Tool RT-1 Race Tool with small side first upward through the bottom of the headset cups.
How do you replace an integrated headset?
10 Step Procedure
- loosen the stem bolts.
- remove the top cap.
- remove the upper headset components.
- remove the fork.
- clear the lower headset components (from headtube and fork)
- (re) install crown race and bearing.
- re-install fork.
- install bearing, washer(s) and dust cover.
When should I replace my bike headset?
If you’re experiencing play (unwanted movement) in your headset, or a rough grinding when you turn the bars, it’s likely that it’s time to service your headset or replace the headset bearings. Most modern bikes use two sealed bearings positioned at the top and bottom of the head tube.
Why is my bike headset loose?
Headsets usually become loose because one of the headset pieces changed positions, or as a result of the stem and top nut loosening. To fix this requires tightening and locking the adjustment so it stays in place.