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Old 03-09-08, 01:21 AM   #1
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crown race installation

When installing a crown race onto a fork, how do you hold the fork still? Where would you clamp it?
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Old 03-09-08, 01:28 AM   #2
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I hold the fork upside down with the tool on the steerer and my thumb between the fork legs and tap it on my vise or the cement floor.

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Old 03-09-08, 01:56 AM   #3
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I just hold the fork in my hand. Dont put carbon forks on the ground and pound the race hammer, you can potentially break the fork legs
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I brace the fork on a vertical piece of 2 X 4 between the fork legs.
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I have this cheesy workbench that I got from Harbor Freight that allows me to use the worktop as a clamp - I put the fork blades in that and tighten down.
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