Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Yes, you'll need a compression plug, unless the fork comes with one. You'll heed a headset press, and fork crown setter to seat the crown race and headset cups. These are pricey and not used much, so you might be better off letting the LBS do that part of the job, or finding a buddy who already has the tools.
You'll probably need need to cut the steerer down, so a fine blade hacksaw 32-48tpi, or an abrasive blade like those used for ceramic. You can use 2 hose clamps to make a guide for a straight cut, and some emory on a block to smooth the top when you're done. You should also seal the cut end with some touch up paint, or nail polish.
That covers the essentials, though you might also want extra spacers besides the few that usually come with the headset.
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