fitting a headset without a headset press??

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  • Premier Icon brant
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    Large lump of wood. Smack. Done.

    sv
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    M10 or M12 bolt & nut plus some BIG washers and hey presto one headset press. I picked washers that fitted inside the cups so there was less slippage. Went in quite easily.

    simonfbarnes
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    bench vice

    Swiftacular
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    Ive always used a copper/hide mallet, commonly known as a “nammer”.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    bit of wood and hammer takes about 5 mins

    TandemJeremy
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    Heat the frame with hot water and freeze the cups. Makes it all go in easier

    If you use the hammer method I prefer to support ther frame on my leg so you are working aginst the inertia of the frame rather than hitting it into the floor.

    I prefer the home made press out of threaded bar and washers. Just make sure it goes in straight

    renton
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    cheers for that brant , its actually going into an inbred !!

    therealhoops
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    bit of M8/M10 studding and some appropriate nuts’n’washers

    easy life

    naokfreek
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    Rubber mallet, very easy.

    renton
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    ive got a new headset to fit to my bike but havent got the use of a press.

    whats the best way of doing it without knackering the thing!!

    cheers

    steve

    Premier Icon brant
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    Heat the frame with hot water and freeze the cups. Makes it all go in easier

    Not much point in freezing the cups. The temperature change is relatively little, but I suppose it all helps.

    I use Kitt’s rubber hammer, personally. Unless I can’t find that, then I use the block of wood.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I used some wood and a g-clamp.

    renton
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    Job done!

    cheers

    steve

    Gooner
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    which method did you use?

    renton
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    Hammer and block of wood!!

    Bish Bash Bosh

    alpin
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    find some washers that fit snuggly into the cups. slowly tighten making sure the cup go in evenly/straight. i’ve used a series of washers as i found if only using one between the cup and bolt the washer tended to mis-shape.

    cost about 1.50 and a bit more precise than a hammer.

    juan
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    I used a vice and some wood went in all smooth

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