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  • I have been dismantling my bike tonight and I can’t get the ChrisKing crownrace off the fork! Any tips before I destroy everything!?

    MM

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    are you a careful person & fairly dextrous ?

    nice sharp chisel works well for me but I guess you could score the steerer if clumsy

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    is there no lip to get a drift against?

    Try a stanley knife blade hammered in between the race and the fork crown to get it moving. Remember to do each side

    RagRage
    Member

    you can get a tool for about £18 …there really is no easy way but i think the above post is the moethod i would use …my local bike shop took mine off for a fiver

    I’ve tried the above with a screw driver, I’ll try something thinner.

    It’s marking the fork 🙁

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I liberated a steel table knife from somewhere, perfect to get things started…

    Well it’s off…if a bit marked!

    Now, tips for seating it on the new fork?

    MM

    Jamie
    Member

    I paid a shop a fiver to remove and refit a crown race (as well as cut a fork down and fit a sfn)

    Just easier 8)

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    I used stanley knife blades & patience.

    i put all non-split crown-races in a vice, and split them with a hacksaw*. sometimes i do it at an angle (i have no idea if this helps in anyway).

    no more impossible to fit/remove crown-race issues. (done this on 2 king headsets btw)

    *do at owners risk – if it fecks your headset, don’t come crying to me!

    anotherstan
    Member

    i put all non-split crown-races in a vice, and split them with a hacksaw

    me too 😉

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