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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:14 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Headset.. Phone typo.. Think mine was just a life cycles one


Ahhh ok I was searching for Heafer :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Yeah the auto text really messes up sometimes!


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:16 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Yeah the auto text really messes up sometimes!


I hear ya no probs!


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Installation, I use the exactly press you linked to and it works fine (though I added a couple of fibre washers that sit inside the cupt to keep it centrally alligned) I agree if you were going to use it more frequently it might be worth a better tool, but I've put in 5 in the last years easily enough.

Removal, I'd say go for the proper tool. Tapping the cups out takes time and care, but with the proper tool it's literally a ten second job. I paid around £15 for mine when it was on sale at CRC and it's saved me enough time to pay for itself - I know people who have made their own out of old seat tubes, but they've never been as good, either getting damaged or taking slightly longer to get in place.


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Installation, I use the exactly press you linked to and it works fine (though I added a couple of fibre washers that sit inside the cupt to keep it centrally alligned) I agree if you were going to use it more frequently it might be worth a better tool, but I've put in 5 in the last years easily enough.

Removal, I'd say go for the proper tool. Tapping the cups out takes time and care, but with the proper tool it's literally a ten second job. I paid around £15 for mine when it was on sale at CRC and it's saved me enough time to pay for itself - I know people who have made their own out of old seat tubes, but they've never been as good, either getting damaged or taking slightly longer to get in place.


Thanks for that....kinda confirmed my feelings!


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:23 pm 
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This was the cup removal tool I was looking at...still seems pricey for what it is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEADSET-CUP-R ... 53f7d0265c


I had one of those Ebay threaded bar presses. It didn't work very well, because it sort of flops about and it's difficult to get started. I gave up and went back to using a block of wood and a hammer, tapping around so that the cup goes in straight.

Some time later, I bought one of these when they were on sale for £40.00: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=10225


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:26 pm 
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This was the cup removal tool I was looking at...still seems pricey for what it is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEADSET-CUP-R ... 53f7d0265c


I had one of those Ebay threaded bar presses. It didn't work very well, because it sort of flops about and it's difficult to get started. I gave up and went back to using a block of wood and a hammer, tapping around so that the cup goes in straight.

Some time later, I bought one of these when they were on sale for £40.00: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=10225


Oh...Hmm pricey maybe I'll try the flip flop one for a few quid and if it sucks I'll splash a bit more cash!


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:59 am 
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I've done the threaded bar option with successful results in the past. Since I got the proper tools though it's made the job alot easier and satisfying, especially if it's someone else's bike.

I have one of these:
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http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cyclus-headset-press/

I've also got one of these:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-crown- ... ting-tool/
and one of these:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-headset-cup-remover/


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 Post subject: Re: Headset press
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Old Aluminium seatpost makes a good headset cup removal tool.

As seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7oSNV0H6yc

Few taps with a hammer and you're all good. I hold a rag over the cup to stop it smashing into the ground.


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