Installing headset — BikeRadar
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edited March 2011
Is installing a head set to a new frame/fork an easy job or one for the local bike shop?
Does it require any special tools? Is so, which ones?
For info, its an integrated headset
Most integrated headsets are simply drop-in bearings into the frame, however, you will need to have the crown-race fitted - you can DIY if you have a suitable length of pipe the right diameter or your LBS can do it in a jiffy. Suggest you look at headset installation on
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
No tools required, except for a crown race fitting tool (approx £40) and a crown race removal tool to remove the old one (approx £40). A job for a shop unless you want to invest in some tools that might only get very occasional use.