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Lets see those crappy but functional homemake tools

Old 05-30-14, 03:39 AM
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That is slick!
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Raleigh BB bearing ball alignment tool:

(Keyboard is not part of tool, used only for scale)

Improvement to tool is under development, waiting for someone to use a 3/4" wood dowel in the woodshop.

Made it last night from a stolen wood dowel at school.

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For straightening bent hoops (and other large-scale re-straightening jobs):
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For pulling old, hard plastic grips (can you say "Schwinn Hollywood"?). No air or lube etc required.
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Originally Posted by daf1009 View Post
Anyone have a unique crown race setting tool? I am not too handy at building tools like you guys...but...have not sprung for this particular tool...
Post 17. Perhaps it looks too simple. It is a pipe that happens to fit exactly on the crown race. It is heavy and long so it is easy to tap the race into place while keeping it fairly straight. Don't need to pound them in place! My approach was to invert the assembly (tube, crown race and fork) and "drop" the tube on a 2X4 or some piece of wood with the weight of the fork as the driver. This allows for a more even application of force than trying to work with a drop out that is not on center line with the steerer. Start with a small drop to see if there is movement of the crown race. Be delicate. They can break, ask anyone who has installed a Super Record crown race. Keep in mind there is as much as .002 inch interference fit. Any more and it is likely too much (failure) so it might be worth measuring first, ID of the crown race is smaller than OD of the crown seat by .002"


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