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04-20-05, 08:23 PM
how does one remove a headset race from a fork? I bought a new colnago flash fork and there is a race pressed on, however, not a king race. I need to get it off but don't know how. If anyone can help please let me know. Thanks.
how does one remove a headset race from a fork? I bought a new colnago flash fork and there is a race pressed on, however, not a king race. I need to get it off but don't know how. If anyone can help please let me know. Thanks.There are severl ways.Best to have the right tool to not bugger anything.
Have LBS do it.
It is a modest press fit onto a 3-4mm high seat. A brass rod and a hammer used
gently, tapping around the edges is all it takes. Piece of hardwood would work
also. In extremis a steel punch will work. Takes about 20 seconds. Putting the
new race on: use a PVC pipe with the ID of the pipe same as the OD of the
fork tubing. A length of 3/8" all thread as a compressor will snug it down nicely.
Needless to say the PVC should have a square end. Use a carpenters square to
verify this. If you are using Chris King for the new headset, by all means
use the LBS. You won't notice the extra cost. Steve
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