- Removing a very stubborn crown race..
nixie, thats a decent idea unless its an expensive set of forks. Ive used a specific tool for this jobPosted 8 months agoAndrewDeKerfMember
Heating it with a hairdryer can sometimes help. Do you know if it has been helped to stay on with Loctite at any point? If so, some warmth might do the trick.
Also some LBS carry the enormous Park tool that has never failed me yet. It does tend to like taking paint off crowns a bit though.Posted 8 months agoBezSubscriber
Bonus of being much easier to get on and off in the future.
Yeah, it’s a bit impertinent if it’s a shop-bought bike but I always cut my crown races before fitting them; makes life so much easier 🙂
If it’s one which really won’t budge without risking damaging the fork then I’d just take it to a decent shop. If my experience with Pinnacle frames is anything to go by, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a bit of a challenge… 😉Posted 8 months ago
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