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    Threadless HeadSet instolation

    To install a threadless headset itself, will I need any tools, or just plug in and go. Any tips to help me install it?

    I appreciate your help, thanks

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    To install the cups you would normally use a headset press but since you dont have one, I guess you can tap them in with a board and mallet. You know need to have a star nut or a headlock also right?

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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    To install the cups you would normally use a headset press but since you dont have one, I guess you can tap them in with a board and mallet. You know need to have a star nut or a headlock also right?
    Instead of a board and mallet, you might try this:

    An Inexpensive Headset Press (home made)
    http://www.mindspring.com/~d.g1/headset.html

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    Originally posted by rchan
    Instead of a board and mallet, you might try this:

    Crap I forgot to say headset press didnt I.

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    No, you said headset press. Just wanted to prevent a possible disaster... subtle humor can get lost in dry text.

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    Originally posted by rchan
    Just wanted to prevent a possible disaster... subtle humor can get lost in dry text.

    I wasnt trying to be funny really, look at this thread ovalized headtube question / Read the 6th post and then the 8th post from the top.

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    You're right. You weren't kidding. I guess you can't make stuff like that up. Personally, I wouldn't want to take the chance.

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    I do just about everything on my bikes, but I opted to let an LBS install the headset. They only charges a few bucks. I did try gently tapping the cups in but there was obviously a problem; they wouldn't even start. Good thing I didn't force it because the LBS wound up having to ream the headtube a bit to get the cups in. You certainly want them to require a little force, but if you try yourself and they don't at least start pretty easily don't force it.
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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