Headset removal without the tool?!
good idea scotroutes but I’m lacking a workbench & vice so it would be a right faff.Posted 4 months ago
B&Q DO sell threaded bars, for pennies: http://www.diy.com/departments/ffa-concept-steel-m10-threaded-rod-l1000mm/254170_BQ.prdnickjbSubscriber
Tapping it out like that works fine. Just keep moving where you hit it and watch the gap so it comes out square. Sort of the same for putting it in. The thread should pull it square but you need to watch it to make sure it stays square and occasionally recentre itPosted 4 months agojekkylMember
I’m gonna try this today, frame in a work stand and using a small piece of copper water pipe tap around the edges of the cups until they pop out?! my reasoning is the copper pipe should be soft enough to not leave any mark on the headset so I can sell it afterward. I’m only changing it to install the correct colour.Posted 4 months ago
Then installation of a new one with a threaded bolt through some sqaures of plywood, socket on the bottom & tighten the top with a spanner, nice n slow so I can align the hope logos correctly. 😀 do you reckon B&Q would sell threaded bars?
You mean old 25.4 seatpost hammer at the end to form a lip then sliced to splay the legs?
That’s a good idea!
I tried making a headset press out of threaded bar, but it slid around and threatened to put the cups in non-square. It needed some sort of tapered plugs to centre in the headset.Posted 4 months agobrakesMember
I made a press from B&Q threaded bar – it lasted for a while but the threads gave up eventually.
I’ve also tried to make a splayed pipe style remover a few times and it has never survived more than a couple of wacks with a hammer. A metal drift or a screwdriver always works.Posted 4 months agoscotroutesSubscriber
I tried making a headset press out of threaded bar, but it slid around and threatened to put the cups in non-square. It needed some sort of tapered plugs to centre in the headset
Works If you’re slow and careful. As above, it akso helps if you freeze the cups beforehand.Posted 4 months agoTurnerGuyMember
but they’re only £15 anyway…
a bit more, probably best option is here as there still don’t seem to be many 1.5 inch ones around :
If you are near Woking in Surrey you’re welcome to come round and borrow mine…Posted 4 months ago
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