Bicycle Mechanics - crown race installation
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03-09-08, 12:21 AM
When installing a crown race onto a fork, how do you hold the fork still? Where would you clamp it?
03-09-08, 12:28 AM
I hold the fork upside down with the tool on the steerer and my thumb between the fork legs and tap it on my vise or the cement floor.
03-09-08, 12:56 AM
I just hold the fork in my hand. Dont put carbon forks on the ground and pound the race hammer, you can potentially break the fork legs
03-09-08, 06:18 AM
I brace the fork on a vertical piece of 2 X 4 between the fork legs.
03-09-08, 08:20 AM
I have this cheesy workbench that I got from Harbor Freight that allows me to use the worktop as a clamp - I put the fork blades in that and tighten down.
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