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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:43 pm 
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Anyone got any suggestions that won't knacker it too much as i want to re-use it??

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:01 pm 
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I've only ever used a screwdriver and a hammer, haven't damaged one yet :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:26 pm 
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Yup, tsall I've ever used too :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:16 pm 
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I thought they were the proper tools :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:17 pm 
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Just make sure you use a FOB screwdriver and gently tap around the whole of the race not just one big hit in one spot


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:19 pm 
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A stilson wrench (not wench) that opens wide enough and gentle taps with a hammer. Pressure is then being applied more evenly. Screw driver when I couldn't find a large enough stilson though...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:05 pm 
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The screwdriver did the trick, cheers all..


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:07 pm 
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I use a vice and twist the forks if I don't need the race after...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:19 pm 
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Hammer and screwdriver for me too although recently I've started to see the sense of headsets with split races as changing them over is so easy.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:31 am 
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Someone told me the good advice...if the tool you're using to get the race off is a softer (weaker) metal than the race itself...then you'll be ok.


I use a big, wide, soft (ie: cheap) flathead screwdriver and hammer.

The actually tool you can buy to remove races is bulky and super expensive.


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