How do I remove crown race from Fox forks?
I’ve only ever removed crown races from RockShox forks, which have a little slot on the back of the crown to allow you to ‘get it started’ with a fine punch.
I need to remove the crown race from my ’07 Float 36s and there is no slot. How do I do it without mangling things?Posted 9 years ago
So, I risk scratching the crown, or blistering the paint on the crown and probably still scratching it or walking into my LBS and offering them a Sticky Willy in exchange for them scratching the crown for me…Why don’t Fox put that little slot on there?
Seriously though, thanks for the advice – I’m sure with a little patience and a bit of encouragement from a buddy I’ll get it off.Posted 9 years agonukeproofMember
in exchange for them scratching the crown for me
Yeah thats the problem as I’ve paid an LBS before and they’ve bodged it no better than I could have done.
If there is any lip of the crown race showing on both sides, I turn the fork over and use a wide-as-I-can-find nail punch, tapping once on each side of the crown race, then rotating (normal get my wife to hold the fork) until it eventually falls off (bit of insulating tape on the fork crown helps to stop any scratches from the punch). Works great for RockShox due to the indent (punch sits nicely in the indent) but on Fox it all depends on the width of the crown race.Posted 9 years agoon and onSubscriber
its a quick simple job.
get a Stanley blade and knock it in between the race and crown.
do the same on the opposite side with another blade then knock in another blade on top of the 1st.
pull the blades out and you should then be able to get a fat flat screw driver in and slide it race off.
you should be done in under 3 mins with no damage or pain.
Ive done 5 forks like this in the past 6 months and never had any issues at all.Posted 9 years ago
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