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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Interested in this too, what is the correct way, no grease ?, press cups in individually ?

About to trust someone with fitting the headset in my Manitou so it'd be handy to know, if he produces a mallet and block of wood i'll grab the frame and run :lol:

BTW murf, the way you have done that is probably how i would have done it, if i didn't use my usuall mallet and block of wood.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:04 am 
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A light smear of grease is ok but you should fit 1 cup at a time to ensure it is going in straight,sure it will go down flat a the end but damage can be done to the headtube or cup if its gone in cockled.Your method is still way better than using a hammer though :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:54 am 
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That's one advantage of a proper headset press - you can fit both cups at the same time. No matter what press you use though you should always grease the cups or the headtube beforehand.


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