Headset and Fork maintenance

I’m guilty of just riding. That is unless I’m hearing a noise. I do have my bike tuned up each spring. Hope B&L is taking about the headset and doing all these checks.–Corrie

Tip: If you ride your road bicycle regularly, you should remove the fork at least yearly to inspect it and the headset for wear and tear (the headset is the steering mechanism). If everything looks good inside, it’s a relatively easy job to clean the headset cups and bearings, add fresh grease and reassemble it all. Have a pro mechanic do it for you if you prefer. It’s not an expensive repair in most cases.

via Issue No. 537: Impressions from the 2012 Tour, Part 1 | Road Bike Rider.

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