Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Bikes: 1974 Raleigh Sports
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No idea why locknuts don't come separately. Sorry to hear that.
Tradtimbo, nice suggestions for low-cost tools!
If the bike isn't so expensive and you're careful, you can get even more primitive. I recently did my first press-fit work on a headset, my roommate's bike (found abandoned for free in a neighbor's apartment basement). The headset seized up and died on a moist ride recently, and it's a Schwinn with one-piece crank dimensions, so about the nicest headset you can find for it is an $8 BMX unit. I did all of the press-fit work with a rubber mallet, a claw hammer, and a punch, using some care to avoid deforming or misaligning the races. I did all of the adjustment work with a big fat adjustable wrench (it's a threaded headset). The latter was hard because the washer wasn't even keyed, but now the headset works flawlessly.
Last edited by FLYcrash; 07-23-08 at 09:37 AM.