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    removing headset race...

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangthedj85
    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.

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    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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