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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:21 am 
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Or similar cheaper in machine mart.

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... RC-bearing


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:45 am 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Invest in the proper tool for the job and never worry about having trouble removing another crown race.


Good advice.


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firedfromthecircus wrote:

Assuming you pay VAT, the ebay one is cheaper?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:57 am 
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I have one of these but I've been meaning to get the other kind for a while, because there are some fork crowns (not that I've got any like that, mind) that the one I've got won't work with.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:43 am 
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I am an engeneer, one of the best ways to do this and a method which is often overlooked is using a piece of wood instead of a screw driver, preferably a piece of hardwood, it won't damage the race, seat or forks, about 50x50x400 will be perfect, woods also great for fitting cups.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:49 am 
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I use the stanley knife blade first method aswell just pop's it up a little to allow you to get the flat blade driver under the race easier.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Use an old knife.Tap it in all the way around then once you have a gap you can use a screwdriver.
If you just use a screwdriver without creating the gap first you'll risk damage the top of the crown an/or the race itself :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Some forks are worse than others. I took a crown race off a set of Marzocchi forks last week with minimal effort but then had to give it a good tap down to make it fit a pair of Manitou forks as the steerer has a very slight taper at the bottom end of the steerer.


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+1 for the proper tool.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Overlooking the obvious...

...once you've got the damn thing off (screwdriver method myself) cut a slot in it with a Junior hacksaw and turn it into a split crownrace; then you'll never have any further removal woes, no matter how many times you change it :wink:

Just fitted an Origin8 Aheadset to SWMBO's Stumpy; lovely piece of kit and came with a split crown race 8)


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