I just installed a FSA Orbit Extreme Pro headset on a new frame. However, the bottom cup didnít go all the way and now I would need to remove the lower cartridge bearing. It seem to have stuck.
I can easily remove the upper one just with using my fingers. I tried pulling out the lower cartridge bearing with a tier lever (big mistake). The bearing split in half, half of it is still in the bearing cub.
So my question is: would be the correct way of removing cartridge bearing form a FSA headset?
You were pressing the lower-cup in with the bearings in place? In went crooked and the cup is probably crushed and binding on the cartridge... well it was? now you have only the upper race of the cartridge bearing left in place?
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Some headsets (Chris King for certain) have the cartridge bearings pressed or crimped into the cups and they aren't removable. The headset press must use inserts or washers large enough to press only on the edges of the cups.
I have an FSP Pig DH Pro headset that was removed from an older bike and it seems to have the upper bearing cartridge that is hand removable but the lower bearing cartridge is permanantly pressed into the cup.