Bicycle Mechanics - Cane Creek Aheadset removal
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08-20-08, 08:24 PM
I will be transferring everything over to a new frame that uses an integrated headset. My current giant OCR3 has a Cane Creek FSA integrated headset. I pulled the fork off but I cant figure out what I need to do to get the headset out. Do I need any special tools? Any help is appreciated.
08-20-08, 08:31 PM
There are a few standards of "Integrated Headsets". You need to make sure they are compatible with each other.
But, the bearings should pop out, if not use a screwdriver and carefully pry out the bearings from the headtube. You'll also need to take the crown race off and you will need a crown race puller tool.
The easiest thing to do is get a new headset and leave the fork on the ocr on the frame
08-20-08, 08:39 PM
Sounds like something that I may need to have a shop do for me. If I were to get a new headset how difficult is that to install?
08-20-08, 08:51 PM
The bearings will drop into the frame so there are no tools required. You will need to put on the crown race. Have a shop do that or get some pvc that fits over the steerer tube to use as a slide hammer. There are two main standards, the Cane Creek standard and the Campagnolo standard. Your frame literature should specify one or the other.
08-20-08, 08:57 PM
my frame specifies that it needs the IS cane creek type. Why do you think I should leave the fork on the ocr. The fork is fine. Would this be the right headset to buy?
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