How To Tighten Your Headset | Road Bike Maintenance. Tightening your headset is one of the most simple pieces of bike maintenance, but it's also very important; here's how to do it.
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Knowing how to to tighten your headset is possibly the way to remedy any creaks or rattles that are coming from the front of your bike. Even if it doesn't totally eliminate these, it's a good thing to know how to do, and a good thing to know how to do safely.
Depending on your bike, the tools that you'll need for this job will vary, but it's always good to have a torque wrench, and a selection of allen keys to hand; 4, 5 and 6mm would be a good place to start.
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