- Headset press for 1&1/8 and 1&1/5?
Not really “reasonably priced” but I bought the Park headset press. There weren’t many other options when I was looking for doing all headset sizes so I thought, why not. It’s one of the better made Park tools and will last forever. Plus I have two bikes with bb30 so will probably get more use out of it than most!Posted 4 years agoToastyMember
I’ve got a cheap one, no idea where from, looks very much like:
The bits on the end fit lots of standard headset sizes. I’m sure the hammer technique works almost all the time, can’t see why you’d ever want even the slightest risk of writing off a frame to save £35 though personally.Posted 4 years ago
True, but like I said it’ll last forever, fits all headsets and will allow you to do the job whenever you like. It’s not exactly great value, but I’ve certainly wasted more on less useful things in the past! 😀Posted 4 years ago
I look on it as an investment. Used ones still fetch a decent price on eBay!househusbandSubscriber
I’ve got the Cyclus one and did have to be a bit ‘Heath Robinson’ recently when using it to press in some 1.5″ bearings, even with some adapters a mate made a few years ago.
Park Tool do make some step up bushing adaptors – there’s a chance they may work with other makes too. I did start looking to see if CRC sell them but that’s another story…Posted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
I’ve got the cheaper park press at about £60 but its not great. Presses cups but as the 2 levers are straight it fouls on top and bottom tube unless you space the levers which makes it faffier.
Puts em in though, and does all sizes inc tapered headsets.Posted 4 years ago
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