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Old 01-05-06, 08:08 AM   #1
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Change fork

maybe wrong title for this but I have a problem...

Before I had old bicycle and it was easy to change fork since there was old system (screw adn pull) to do this...
Now I have new bike and I see new system and I don't know how to get out my stock fork...

I don't know what this mean but I have some Aheadset from Cane Ckreek
I did read the manual from Cane and I didn't get any idea on how...

so any help here?
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Old 01-05-06, 08:18 AM   #2
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1. Remove top cap. Remove stem. Fork falls out.

2. Finished.
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Old 01-05-06, 09:00 AM   #3
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1. Remove top cap. Remove stem. Fork falls out.

2. Finished.
Short, sweet and to the (correct) point. If you want to fully remove the fork, you will also have to detach the front brake from the fork. Also very easy to do.
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You guys better let the OP know how to properly re-install the fork
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dosen't fall out... should I use some kind of tool that could pull out? if yes then what tool?
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Is your brake cable unhooked? Has this bike been crashed or damaged? Have you taken the stem OFF? Do you have a clamp-on cable guide on your steer tube? Have you tried giving it a good yank?
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most importantly, have you looked at parktool.com?
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everything is off and no clamp-ons
and yes I looked parktool before you said but don't know the correct tool for this...
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Old 01-05-06, 09:38 AM   #9
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If the cap AND stem have been removed, the only thing holding the fork to the frame is friction between the steering post and the wipers on the headset bearings. Push harder!
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the only tool ytou should need for a threadless headset is a 5mm allen key
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hmm ok...
I will try oil and hammer
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if you have a dig camera, post pics. sounds like something aint right.
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1. Remove top cap. Remove stem. Fork falls out.

2. Finished.
There might be a spacer with a wedge shaped section profile that keeps the fork from falling out. Usually a plastic mallet will unseat the fork. I had one case where we sprayed the fork with a CO2 inflator to cool and shrink the metal and immediately tapped it with a mallet - worked.

Incidentally, if it's an Aheadset then it can't be Cane Creek. Those are competing brand names.
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hmm ok...
I will try oil and hammer
Use a rubber mallet- no hammer!
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Several headset brands have a split spacer that fits right above the top bearing race. It can wedge against the fork steerer holding it in place. If the rubber mallet doesn't do it, try to spread this spacer or pry it up.--Rob--
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if you have a dig camera, post pics. sounds like something aint right.
Agreed. Without pictures, it's hard to diagnose the problem. We shouldn't just assume things. If I just remove the topcap and stem on my MTB, my fork does not just fall out.

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I hate you because I want that fork.

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Look for some NOS stuff on eBay. You might also want to check out the K2/Pro-Flex Rider's Group to see if someone's trying to offload one. If you're looking for something newer then check out the Look Fournales suspension fork. I think it's still being produced but I'm not completely sure.
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Is your brake cable unhooked? Has this bike been crashed or damaged? Have you taken the stem OFF? Do you have a clamp-on cable guide on your steer tube? Have you tried giving it a good yank?
At work, I am sometimes called a good Yank.
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Humbly stand corrected. however, i wrote "push harder" not "use a hammer"
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fixed at the workshop... push harder thing...
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place a block of wood on the steerer tube, and give it a nice sharp wack with a mallet. This is what I had to do with mine.
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Now what are going to do with the fork? are you swapping it with another? if yes, how is the OP going to switch out the fork race? what the peep is that thing called anyway? what about reassembly? Please will someone who know what they are doing help?
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Now what are going to do with the fork? are you swapping it with another? if yes, how is the OP going to switch out the fork race? what the peep is that thing called anyway? what about reassembly? Please will someone who know what they are doing help?
It's called the crown race because it's the race that sits on top of the fork crown. The Park Tool web page on servicing threadless headsets has pointers for installation and reassembly.
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