Crown race installation tool

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  • I rigged one up with a car axle stand, an old race and some headset spacers and got it to within 3mm of seated but it wouldn't go any further even with quite a bit of hammering. So I fitted the forks.

    Cut to riding yesterday and I hopped over a log, landed and heard it seat itself another mm or so, loosening up the headset. It's still not fully seated though. Does anyone have the right tool? It's 1 1/8" Chris King and I'm SE.

  • I'm in se (camberwell) and have one.. Unless the CK needs a special one anyway.

  • hoover extensions have worked for me before, just make sure the rubber bit is against the crown race.

  • Could I possibly pick it up and use it briefly on Friday please? Or perhaps I could just pop over with my fork?

  • For sure, whichever you think is easiest. Suppose it'll save you a trip if you bring the forks with you. I'm not planning on using it in the next coupla weeks so don't mind if you borrow it

  • I have one here in Bethnal Green if needed as well.

    Cyclus - 720012 Crown Race Fitting Tool 1"" and 1 1/8

  • That's really kind, both. But someone dropped me a PM who was just around the corner. All sorted now. I even trimmed the steerer a bit and made an almost horizontal cut. Almost.

  • For future reference a straight bit of bathroom drain pipe works perfect as a crown race setter, costs peanuts.

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Crown race installation tool

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