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    wish i had a headset press

    so that I could finish this bike! its just looking at me saying "ride me! ride me!"
    bikechurch on sunday is so far away.

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    - go to homeless despot and get some threaded rod, large flat washers, and suitable nuts - done!

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    find a board
    if none is available remove a table leg(soft wood preferably)
    place against headset and hit with a mallet.
    if no mallet is available just beat the headset with the board.

    There is a moderate chance you will get the headset in without ****ing up it or the headtube.

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    Just pound the cups in with a hammer and piece of wood scrap. Remember to lubricate!
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    cut up some 2x4 wood and use a long bolt. I used the bolt from a Strut/spring compressor.
    ...mad as a box of frogs

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    Or you could wait until Sunday and we'll press the cups in with a headset press. One thing that sucks about our headset press is that we're missing one of the guidepieces to make sure the forces are equal all the way around the cup. You just have to use your eye to line it up even all the way around the best you can...a little better than a board, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    In Lieu of an actual Park tool that is a great solution

    DO NOT under ANY circumstances hammer it in
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    a good reason to form a demolition derby, for fixed gear bikes and the fools who love them.

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    I'll post this again. Here's my $5 Home Depot headset press:
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    Meh, if you can't wait have your lbs do it. Mine charged me $5 cash did a bang up job and it only took a minute. Much better than buying $5 worth of stuff from home depot, then spending several hours wrecking my bike with my own ineptitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander
    Mine charged me $5 cash did a bang up job and it only took a minute. Much better than buying $5 worth of stuff from home depot, then spending several hours wrecking my bike with my own ineptitude.
    hmmm.....at $5 per pressing, my $5 Home Depot press has saved me over $150 in labor charges so far...
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    man, i just always hit that **** with a hammer and chunk of wood. IM PROFESSIONAL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    hmmm.....at $5 per pressing, my $5 Home Depot press has saved me over $150 in labor charges so far...
    Yeah that's a great way to do it....
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    a good reason to form a demolition derby, for fixed gear bikes and the fools who love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    if no mallet is available just beat the headset with the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    That's a great solution- i've done it with the threaded-bolt/washer combo, but the bronze bushings look like a much better system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    Turns out you ARE good for something. I'm gonna make one this weekend!
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    the bagina is the frame and the fork is the wangola. The wheels are the ass nipples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    Used this multiple times but without the bushings (looks just like Fixer's). Awesome. Do it.

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    OK, got the headset cups in, now do you guys have a way to mill down my fork crown race .6 mm since for some reason the one I got is 27.0 instead of 26.4?? Theres always something.

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    For that you need a bike shop. There is a specific tool for that. They charged me $5 last time I did this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    I'll post this again. Here's my $5 Home Depot headset press:
    that is pretty good mine was a little more I went for brass bushings stead of washers it is a little easier on the king headset and or normal cups
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    you need a jis headset my man or is it french I can never emember oh wait its jis and then there were frenchies
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Hmm you have a point Fixer. If I build many more bikes i will have to get off my ass and learn to do ghetto headset installation. This was a first build and im chicken.

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    no point in pressing the headset in all nice if the head tube hasn't been faced...
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

    -T.G.

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    is it smart to get a couple of hard rubber washers also, so as not to damage the headset surface?

    And how would you determine the size of the bushings... I would guess just take the headset with you to the hardware store... but should they fit snugly or just slightly loose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    For that you need a bike shop. There is a specific tool for that. They charged me $5 last time I did this.
    bench vise + steer tube cutting guide + bastard file
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