- Ghetto crown race installation?
Pop the crown race on the fork, put the fork on the bike, tighten up the headset VERY slowly and carefully.
Has always worked for me! Pulls the crown race down smoothly and evenly, and doesn't put that much force through the headset bearings (certainly a lot less than they're going to see when being ridden down bumpy offroad trails with a fully grown man aboard), and it doesn't apply any shock forces.
The notion of a "crown race seating tool" seems very redundant to me, as the star fangled nut combined with the headset cap and bolt provide an excellent method for seating the crown race!Posted 7 years agojames-oMember
take an old headset lower cup, remove all parts leaving just the alu cup. invert -ie place part that goes into headtube over crown- and use wider part to drift the race on with a small hammer. one tap one side, another on the other, works fine.
use an old knife blade and same hammer to ease race off again.Posted 7 years ago
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