Homemade headset press
I had 2 brass cup holders machined at work and put them onto 12mm threaded bar with nuts each end , all you do is tighten the nuts and hey presto , headset in ..
where are you ?
if your in birmingham , you can borrow it
Have also used a BIG G clamp with bits of wood either end to protect the headset cup ….
TonyPosted 8 years agobrakesMember
I have threaded bar with nuts and large square washers with some thin rubber cut and stuck to the washers to stop the cups slipping and going in wonky and to stop them getting damagedPosted 8 years ago
it's never going to be perfect, and go in first time, everytime – but it cost a couple of quid rather than 50igmSubscriber
Bit of pipe lagging (the foam rubber stuff that's like the stuff they made Karrimats out of, not th esofter stuff) around the bolt will centre it in the head tube, thus making it pull straight. It's not "necssary" but if you're having problems, it does make it easier.
Edit – 1st time every time by the way (so far)Posted 8 years agoLord Felcham the IIIMember
Dude, you need to get the cups started by 'twating' (an engineering term) them in with a wooden/plastic/rubber mallet, tap all the way round to get it relatively square, then you can start using your press, if you try without them seated, it'll just wander all of't place and won't go in square, did this with my CK headset, no probs.Posted 8 years ago
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