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Changing Fork

joeyhalloranjoeyhalloran Posts: 714
edited October 2011 in Workshop
Hi, when changing forks am I right in thinking the bearing race (that should be on the fork) needs to be swapped over? Also, I presume a new star nut will need to be put into the new fork?

If I can't get the bearing race off the old fork how do you get hold of replacements?

Thanks and apologies for my ignorance.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    you will get it off.

    you ask your LBS.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • elcanielcani Posts: 280

    If you think you'll ever need to do it again, get one of the above. The LBS will prob charge at least a tenner, so the tool is worth it unless you know this is a one-off.
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Either get the tool use a small soft drift and gently tap it off - remember to tap in a circular motion and it will ease the race off uniformly.
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