Anyone in or around se5 got a crown race setting tool for a 1.5" fork and headset/bb press i could borrow for an evening per chance?
I use henry vacuum cleaner pipe and a mallet pipe, or a plastic pipe also works
Also have headset press (will need to dig) in se6
I also would like to borrow a press and a setting tool for an evening if anyone has one. I'm in SE15. Think my partner might boot me out if I use the vacuum tube.
I ended up just slowly tapping the crown race on with a hammer and piece of timber. I got it down as far as i could (looked fully seated to the eye) and the first bump on my first ride gave it the last little push it needed.
Thanks. Did you core out the piece of timber or just use it a drift?
I'm tempted to go to and get a bit of PVC pipe. Just worried because I need to bash on a hope reducer crown race (not split) and the accounts I have seen suggests it requires a fair walloping.
I used it as a drift and just slowly worked my way around the circumference of the crown race, giving it a slight tap each time
Got loads of spare pvc pipe if anyone needs
Heat the fucker in an oven for a bit first.
Yes please. Whereabouts are you?
Thanks!!! Does this come from personal experience battling with a non-split crown race?
I left mine sat in a cup of boiling water for a few mins
Yep. Had one that really tight, even with the correct tool and bashy-bashy it wasn't having it.
Heated the fucker up and it went right on.
Could also consider making the steerer cold...bowl full of ice water maybe.
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