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Topic: need advice: do kids bikes come with looser headsets?

Posted on: 14th Aug 2014 8:55 PM    Quote and Reply

hi.  i got a new kids bike and i note that the heasset seem rather loose.  it is like it got no resistance.    if i tilt the bike, the steering bar will just drop to its side like a dead man's head.

is that normal for kids bicycles?   

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Posted on: 14th Aug 2014 9:00 PM    Quote and Reply


i should have said, "if i lift up the bike and tilt it to the side, the front of the bicycle, (steering bar, fork, front wheel) will just drop 90 degrees, like a dead man's head.." 


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Posted on: 14th Aug 2014 9:01 PM    Quote and Reply


Quote:
"Formerly posted by smellyfish: hi.  i got a new kids bike and i note that the heasset seem rather loose.  it is like it got no resistance.    if i tilt the bike, the steering bar will just drop to its side like a dead man's head.

is that normal for kids bicycles?   "


No not normal u should try tighten it

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Posted on: 14th Aug 2014 10:31 PM    Quote and Reply


thanks...


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Posted on: 16th Aug 2014 11:19 AM    Quote and Reply


to test if the head set is loose, press both brake with add on weight to the saddle example with your body weight etc shake the handle bar front and back, it may have some flex but it should not be shaking.


if it is shaking meaning too loose or bearing faulty.


there are 2 type of setting for bikes head set some make it tight that the handle bar do not do with you had describle some make it just nice and the handle bar will swing smoothly side to side without using any force or strength on it. is all depend on the individual end user.
     


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