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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:10 am 
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Is there an easy way to do this without the fancy tools
just never had to do this before

Thanks in advance
Marc


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:15 am 
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I'm not 'engineer' but i use a flat screw driver and a hammer. And hit it


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:32 am 
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Ok mate no bother i thought i had to maybe be a lil more delicate just thought a better ask first

Thanks Mate


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:32 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
I'm not 'engineer' but i use a flat screw driver and a hammer. And hit it


Yep. I had to do it a few days ago to fit one.

I'm not looking forward to the inevitable removal at some point :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:33 am 
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Thanks tazio also mate like i said just thought it maybe a more delicate job hand will have hammer and screwdriver in hand tmw morning

cheers :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:44 am 
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Prior to bashin' it with the screwdriver and hammer, I opt for subtlety... tap a stanley blade in around between crown and the race to get it started. Less bashing required. Just work round the steerer tapping it in and pulling it out. This lifts it fractionally off the crown and its a goner


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:17 am 
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The screwdriver method works pretty well as long as it's not really stuck on there, but if it is sometimes all the bashing can ding up the fork a bit. When they are stuck, I use a 'bearing separator (splitter)', they sell small ones on US ebay for $10 or so, not sure what the availability is across the pond. It works well and if your careful, it won't mar the fork crown.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:43 am 
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If you're using the screwdriver method, just remember to give it a couple of taps one side, then the other, back and forth to 'wriggle' the crown race off.

If you just bash away at one side, you will just jam the race onto the fork, or do a lot of damage to both.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:53 am 
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I used to use screwdrivers etc. in the end though I bought one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IceToolz-Bicy ... 4d028b6126

Makes the job quick and easy.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:20 am 
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Invest in the proper tool for the job and never worry about having trouble removing another crown race.


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