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  • headset cup removal
  • timwillows
    Free Member

    How easy to remove these without any special tools? What do I need, a big hammer and a stick?

    kevonakona
    Free Member

    pretty much. remember to apply a little pressure (tapping) around the cup as opposed to try and smash it out in one go

    Captain-Pugwash
    Free Member

    I use a flat bladed screwdriver and a rubber mallet. If you’re not happy with that a packet of biscuits and a trip to you LBS..

    jfeb
    Free Member

    Yep. I use an old seatpost and a hammer.

    Captain-Pugwash
    Free Member

    I forgot to say a flat bladed screwdriver on the inside of the steerer tube so it sits on the headset cup then give it a tap with the mallet.

    timwillows
    Free Member

    OK, enthused enough to give it a go.

    whytetrash
    Full Member

    Top tip get a foot long bit of copper pipe 28mm? the fatter stuff anyway saw 2 slits in one end (divide circle in 4) if viewed end on, flare them out slightly works well as pressure spreads evenly….hope that makes sense?

    bakey
    Full Member

    Exactly as whytetrash says – the softer copper will do much less damage than a screwy.

    Stick and mallet works well too…

    bonesetter
    Free Member

    Hitting metal against maetal will produce this

    and this

    charliemort
    Full Member

    would a bit of curtain pole work?

    MrCrushrider
    Free Member

    just buy the proper tool, cost about £8 off ebay and saves loads of hassle. its false economy bodging it, you wont be able to use/sell the headset again, plus you have it for future jobs

    bonesetter
    Free Member

    One of these.

    Free if you know a plumber

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