Knocking one out.?
Headset that is…
I have an old Cane Creek that I need to remove from my bike & replace. Whats the best way to do this, other than leave it with one a few LBS’s for the best part of a week…
I have a number of punches & am not fussed about the damage to the headset coming out as its knackered anyway.
Regarding getting the new one in, I thought of perhaps an elaborate contraption involving a couple of wood spacers & 2 ‘G’ clamps – failing that, a block of wood & hammer?Posted 9 years agoglenhSubscriber
Big screwdriver + hammer.
As for putting a new one in, people will tell you that you need to use a proper press, but I’ve always just carefully knocked mine in using a block of wood + hammer. I’ve never had a problem, but I guess it might not be worth the risk if it’s a light weight frame.Posted 9 years agoDrillerSubscriber
When it comes to fitting and removing headset cups, you can’t beat the proper tools, particularly the removal tool, saves gnarling up the inside of your potentially expensive frame, after all you’ve got to put another of the blighters in there. Never, ever had any luck with threaded rod and big washers for putting them in.
Buy a set between you and your mates, you only need them now and again.
BTW, like the sound of the freezer idea, must give that a try.Posted 9 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I use a sledgehammer and an old crowbar to remove the original then fit the new one using the same sledgehammer, a can of beans and a bit of cardboard to guard against scratching. I’ve tried using proper tools, but to be honest, I felt a bit of a tit doing the job properly and it would prevent me from coming on here and blathering on about how I made my own headset press from two do-nuts and a length of bamboo. I split chains using a vice and a hammer drill as well and use a large adjustable spanner for pretty much everything requiring a spanner or socket.
Longterm STWers may recall that i make my own allen keys from mild steel bar and file them to shape to save money. I’m now working on a set of precision screwdrivers made along the same principles.Posted 9 years ago
The topic ‘Knocking one out.?’ is closed to new replies.