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.
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.
Do what u deem is correct and be responsible on your own actions