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I dont know how to adjust the gap beetween the frame and thebottom and top of the shaft of the fork that goes thru the frame is it just the hexagon screw by the handle bars? cause that doesnt seem to be working for me

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The hexagon screw is the lug bolt for the fork, it also has an expander on the bottom of it. If, I were you I would take to a professional, and see if you need some bearings or something before you strip something and get hurt on it.

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