Should be fine. I used a homeade press when I installed mine on my mtb about five years ago. Large bolt, two large washers, and a large nut. I might have taken some steel wool and smoothed the inside of the headtube a little after I removed the old headset, I don't remember. I've never done a thing to it since, no re-adjustment, no servicing the bearings, nada, and it's still as smooth as silk. Yes, I know I'm well past the recommended servicing interval........I don't know if your bike is a road bike or a mountain bike, but I've used Aheadsets, Cane Creeks, to name a couple of the more popular cartridge bearing headsets I've had on mountain bikes, and in my opinion, CK's are well worth the money, at least for mtb's. I ride hard when I mountain bike, and every headset I've used before the CK required adjustment more often than I like.
Last edited by well biked; 07-12-06 at 02:35 PM.