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    i need to press a crown race on a fork i have, i don't want to buy a specific tool so what can i use intead??

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    you mean besides a hammer and a 2x4?

    a large bolt, two large nuts, two large washers.

    or if you're feeling fancy, you can make a hardware store trip out of it:

    http://www.mindspring.com/~d.g1/headset.html
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    For a fork race I use a piece of PVC pipe and tap the race on. The PVC won't damage the race.
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    +1. Then you can resurface the PVC for the next crown race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    you mean besides a hammer and a 2x4?

    a large bolt, two large nuts, two large washers.

    or if you're feeling fancy, you can make a hardware store trip out of it:

    http://www.mindspring.com/~d.g1/headset.html
    i'm not sure how this will press the race onto a fork...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve K
    i'm not sure how this will press the race onto a fork...
    you are absolutely correct. i didn't read very carefully, sorry op.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    pvc or copper pipe

    I use a punch but I am also very careful and I am also a metal worker type guy
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    its hard to find a peice of pipe thats a tad bit bigger than the 1" steerer tube on the fork.

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    not really just bring the race in and match it up
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    I think I use a 1 3/4" or similar.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    it might be smaller than 1 3/4", pipe is measured from the inside. there's definitely a size that works perfectly with 1" forks. I have a chunk at my parents'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potus
    it might be smaller than 1 3/4", pipe is measured from the inside. there's definitely a size that works perfectly with 1" forks. I have a chunk at my parents'.
    what kinda pipe is that ? gas pipe or what?

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    I used standard white PVC pipe, about 2 feet of it. Also handy as a cheater bar.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975
    its hard to find a peice of pipe thats a tad bit bigger than the 1" steerer tube on the fork.
    Two words: headset spacer. The way I look at it, there's a reason why the kit I bought had a 1" tall spacer I'll never use.
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