Bicycle Mechanics - Freeing Stuck headset on 60s Schwinn
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01-28-06, 03:09 PM
Hi, working on an early 60s Schwinn Hornet. The headset is held not by a large nut, but by a metal ring with a rough, gripper-type surface. It won't take a wrench because it's round. Anyone have any experience with freeing such headsets up so they can be adjusted?
I believe there is a tool for this, it sorta looks like a gigundous(it's a technical term) nut cracker. Don't know what it is actually called.
01-28-06, 06:54 PM
The first two things that you'll need is a lot of butter and a microwave. Melt the butter in the microwave, and grab a claw hammer...
01-28-06, 07:02 PM
I use a large pair of Channel Locks with a rag between the jaws and the lock ring. The longer the handle the better so you can use the leverage to loosen it without jerking.
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