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Weird Sound from my King headset

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by bomberboy11, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. bomberboy11

    bomberboy11 Monkey

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    When my fork (DC Shiver) takes any small hits (like bringing the wheel down from a manual) where the front end is relatively unweighted, I hear a metal-on-metal banging from my headset. It appears to be tight enough (maybe too tight?) and the headtube isn't ovalized I don't think. Is this normal for King headsets? Any other possible sources/solutions?
     
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    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    it could be your fork
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    My DC Shiver did the same thing.

    Had a slight top-out noise, due to a tiny amount of play in the circlips on the top of each leg... Easy fix.
    -remove the knobs off of the top of each leg
    -remove the circlips
    -sandwich the clip in a fold of electrical tape. One piece on top, one piece underneath, and cut the excess tape from around the shape of the clip. This will effectively thicken the clip.
    -install clips and knobs back onto top of leg.
    -go ride.
     
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  4. bomberboy11

    bomberboy11 Monkey

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    This isn't a top out noise though, this happens right as the wheel contacts the ground. Thought it might have been my axle at first but it's coming from higher up towards the headtube.
     
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    See what happens when you buy Chris King? They're crap I tell ya. ;)
     
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  6. bomberboy11

    bomberboy11 Monkey

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    Eh, I didn't particularly want it, just came with the bike. I'd much rather have a Pig or Diabolous, or better yet one of those hot looking Syncros :drool:
     
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  7. ILikeFood

    ILikeFood Chimp

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    This happened to me a few years back with a Jr. T; it ended up the top cup cracked at the junction between the headtube press-in and the bearing press-in. Couldnt' see anything (but could hear the noise), eventually the top cup split into two...and unfortunately ovalized the lower part of my headtube. Chris King sent me a brand new headset...

    -f00d
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    When your wheel first contacts the ground, the fork is fully extended, like at top-out. Any play there will make a noise. Mine did the same thing as yours, going both up, and down as you describe. Just do yourself a favour and check the clips, it's a very common problem on the Shiver.
     
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  9. bomberboy11

    bomberboy11 Monkey

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    Hmmmmm I'm going to have to check on both of those, thanks for the advice guys. Food, how did that ovalize the lower part of your headtube ovalize if it was the top cup that cracked?
     
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  10. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    I've got a Pig DH Pro; soooo nice, but Chris Kings are really good too.