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Removing ??bearing cup?? from forks

LordBanksLordBanks Posts: 358
edited October 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
I don't know what its called, but the bottom bearings sit on it and its attached to your fork steerer.

I have a new headset, going from crappy caged bearings to cartridge bearings, and i assume i'll need to remove that 'thing' attached to the forks. Hammer and screwdriver? Or is there a specific tool for the job? I haven't been able to find anything because i don't know what I'm looking for!!

Thanks :D

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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I'd get your lbs to do it. You'll need a crown race remover and a headset cup rocket. Not tools you need very often. You'll also need a press to pop in the new one.

    All this can be bodged, but it is much better to use the proper tools.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    crown race.

    look in the FAQ's or parktools.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • LordBanksLordBanks Posts: 358
    I've got the headcup remover and the press (well, their on their way) so no worries there.

    I guess i'll just have to go to the LBS :(
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    look in the MTB FAQ's :roll:
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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