headset wrench access
I'm taking apart a bike for the first time and I'm expanding my tool kit to accomplish some of the tasks. I managed to get my threaded headset apart using a pipe wrench on the locknut and a 2x4 to anchor the fork. I couldn't find any flats on the threaded race, so I didn't bother to pick up a headset wrench. Anyway, now that I've got the thing apart and removed the reflector and front brake hanger (which act as spacers on the headset), I can see the two flats on the race. It appears to be designed for a 32mm headset wrench, but when I re-assemble I don't know how I'm going to tighten against the locknut with the reflector and brake hanger in the way. (I suppose I could get rid of the reflector, but I'd like a front brake). Anybody have any advice either on technique or on a specific headset wrench that might be able to squeeze in there? Sorry, no pics.