Old 04-29-13, 11:36 AM
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Mouting bearing cup on a newly painted steel fork

I have just got a 1" steel fork back from painting and I am going to mount the bearing cup for the head set on the fork (Stronglight A9). I have the tool to do it but no tools (jaws) to hold the fork. So I must hold the fork in my hands and use the carpet to place the drop outs on. I did not succeed on hammer down the bearing cup. There is a layer of paint on the fork where the cup goes. Do you normally remove the paint from this area so it is metal against metal? ...if I remove the paint it may be a bit easier to hammer down the cup without being able to fix the fork in some jaws. I use grease on the cup.

To press the cups in the frame with a press tool was very easy.......
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