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Old 02-15-06, 04:51 PM
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Is it safe to push the star nut down and reuse it in its new position?


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edith yea and what tools do I really need to replace the fork, just a cup remover?
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Old 02-15-06, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by GerGa00
Is it safe to push the star nut down and reuse it in its new position?


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Yes.
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Old 02-15-06, 05:06 PM
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We've done it before. Anything long that fits in the steer tube nicely, take a happer and lightly hammer it out.
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yes but what about the bearing cups or whatever it is thats on my old fork. and what about installing them
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You need to

1 - pull the old race off the fork - this requires a special tool OR a hammer and chisle and steady hands
2 - pop the lower and top cups of the headset out. This requires a special tool and or a pipe with a hammer and steady hands
3 - To put the new cups in you need a special tool - or a LONG bolt with large washers on either end. This "made-up" tool works exceptionally well. But make sure the cups are straight going in.
4 - To put a new race on, I use an old race molded onto a pvc pipe to hammer down the new race. If you don't have something to protect the face of the race, get a mech to do it, this is a critical job, and if you screw the race, you will have bearing problems for a long time.
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ok so the race is whats on the bottom of the steer tube? And im not getting a new headset I just have to replace the race from my old fork to the new one(if the race is wat I think). And the thing on the bottom of the steer tube has a ring that just comes out with the bearing balls on it so is it ok to just put the race on with say a chisel or something then put the ring on?

Edit: or yuh know wut I think I could just figure it out myself by lookin at but if anyone has anything to say then whatever thanks


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Old 02-15-06, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by GerGa00
ok so the race is whats on the bottom of the steer tube? And im not getting a new headset I just have to replace the race from my old fork to the new one(if the race is wat I think). And the thing on the bottom of the steer tube has a ring that just comes out with the bearing balls on it so is it ok to just put the race on with say a chisel or something then put the ring on?


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like what Maelstrom said...what i use rather than a chisel is a long drift alignment tool. they look like a punch, but they're longer indeed with a nice blunt end. this will be better than a sharp chisel.

turn the fork upside down with the steer tube against the floor or table. catch the blunt end on the race and gently tap it off incrementally around it. then do what he said to put it on the new fork. i have used just pvc pipe before, it won't damage the race surface
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