This is a crown race, right? (serious question)

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  • This is a crown race, right? (serious question)
  • psychle
    Member

    Sending these forks off to a new home tomorrow, but I think there's a crown race still on there, am I right? If so, then I'd best remove it, might be useful somewhere 😆

    LoCo
    Member

    😀 😀 😀 😆

    Yes, any good LBS should have a puller to whip it off if you can't.

    psychle
    Member

    So just get the old screwdriver & hammer out?

    JB
    Member

    Judicious and careful use of a flat blade screwdriver and a mallet will have that off in a jiffy… emphasis on careful though!!!

    LoCo
    Member

    big sacrificial chisels work well too. 😛

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
    Subscriber

    Did it come with a headset?

    psychle
    Member

    aaarghh… I don't know if ya'll are taking the piss or being serious 😆 So it is a crown race (pretty sure it was on there when I got the forks secondhand…) though thinking about it, these came with a frame that had a King headset, so it's a King crown race?

    LoCo
    Member

    yes it is a crown race and it might be a king one, maybe.

    psychle
    Member

    coolio… shall get it off, one way or another 😡

    Mackem
    Member

    looks like a fork to me.

    coogan
    Member

    Yes it is. Smack it with a hammer and screwdriver.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    yes it is a crown race and it might be a king one, maybe

    Wouldn't King crowns be bigger, than say, princess crowns – or are they tiaras?
    I think I might have a Shimano tiara race on my road bike??? (I couldn't quite afford the 105 one)

    Ambrose
    Member

    It looks to be a King one- so not so much a race as such, more a seat. And NOT indestructible, in fact it will be easily marked by tool steel thunked by a hammer. If you decide to hit it make sure that you don't do it too hard.

    coogan
    Member

    SMASH IT! 😡

    colande
    Member

    yup I'd use an old chisel if you've got one,
    as it will be better at gettin in underneath,
    just tap gently though

    I use a small hammer to tap a couple of (sharp) stanley knife blades in each side first, much easier and gentler way to get somthing bigger like a screwdriver in, and by then with most steerers it just pops off. Can't take credit for this; I think I probably heard to do that on here at some point.

    druidh
    Member

    Just remove the steerer tube instead. It must be easily replaceable.

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