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chris king headset noise

dockersDHdockersDH Posts: 28
edited October 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
i have a standard chris king 1 1/8 headset in a foes DHS mono (2009) frame, the problem with it is that it tends to make creaking and ticking noises mostly when the forks (fox 40RC2) are turned all the way but sometimes when i just turn them a little bit. Can someone help me, i had the headset fitted my a professionals with all correct tooling as i watched them do it and i've tightened the top cap to remove the play from the headset but not any tighter.

thanks, luke


  • louselouse Posts: 80
    which version and year is the headset?

    the old one with the O ring?
  • It was bought in late 2007 and as far as I'm aware had no o-ring as part of the final assembly.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    sounds like an old style one. they are censored on any fork over about 120mm.

    swap it for a better design.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • well i've taken your advice an i'm now the proud owner of a crank brothers opium headset, lets see how this one works out.
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