Integrated crown race?

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  • Hi,

    I am trying to replace a headset in a 2012 Fuji Classic frameset. I am running into issues with the crown race removal though. The race will not budge, and upon closer inspection, it seems it may be built-in. Has anyone got any idea if that may be the case?

    Thanks guys.

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  • It wont be integrated, its just the fork has a crown race seat with a lip that's wider than the crown race.

    They can be a total pita to remove. Try wedging (maybe hammering) something really fine in there. A fine screwdriver, maybe a stanley blade.

    You'll need to start with things so slim that you'll not be able to use them as a lever. Work your way up to something thick enough to lever the race up or until you can get a crown race remover in there.

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  • +1 for tapping a Stanley blade in. Stick it in a vice (if you have one) and try and get a small gap all the way around, then move up to something thicker (flathead screwdriver etc) to widen the gap and eventually bring it off.

  • Great I will give it a go, I thought it should be removable. Will report the result!

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Integrated crown race?

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