How do I remove this crown race? (Columbus Minimal)

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  • The crown race on my fork (1 inch Columbus Minimal) sits inside the fork, so my tool can't get around it. I don't want to wedge a screw driver in since the fork is too nice for that. Any ideas?

    ... and if anyone wants to buy the fork with a Cane Creek headset already installed PM me.

  • bearing puller

  • Is a crown race puller just an expensive version of a bearing puller? €261.45 for the Park one!!

  • End of the steerer against the edge of the bench, dropouts in that hollow at the top of your stomach.

    Position a screwdriver, cold chisel or other such drift on the edge of the crown race (it can rest against the fork, it won’t do any damage) and tap with a hammer.

    Flip fork and repeat, flip fork and repeat and so on.

    You only want to move it by a fraction of a mm each time.

    We have a Park crown race puller at work but I never use it, just do them this way.

    Picture shows orientation of the drift.

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  • Thanks @M_V

    I gave it a try with a flat chisel I have - no dice.

    Luckily my LBS had a crown race remover in a different style, which did the trick. Only charged me a fiver, so pleased overall.

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How do I remove this crown race? (Columbus Minimal)

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