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I have a Dahon Mu Uno and when I turn the

When I turn the handlebars a lot of friction can be felt. This can be solved by loosening the huge bolt inside the headset that you can adjust when the handlebars are folded down. However, when this bolt is loosened, the handlebars can be turned out of their proper alignment with the wheel. How do I change this?

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The friction is headset pre load, and you need to find a balance. The haynes bike book has a full set up for excatly this. You can find it on Amazon

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