"insert a small length of 1" metal tubing in the head tube until it rests on the upper rivet and tap gently......you'll find the rivets pop undone this way quite easily"
Old Ned wrote:
I doubt if there is sufficient space between the inside of the head tube and the outside of the steerer to clear a pop rivet. Spokesman's copper (or alloy) rivet peened over on the inside in some way is the best bet.
.......have done this method successfully many times, maybe I should have clarified that after removing the locknut and upper bearing race you simply just drop the forks out first to allow access to rivets