StorckSpeed Posts: 291
edited October 2012 in Workshop
My headset has been getting tighter and tighter to turn recently, I regreased it all but not much difference. So I bought some new bearings from CRC. Went to fit them and although I can get the housing off the forks I can't seem to remove the housing from inside the headset tube. Is there an easy way to do this or do I need to buy bearing extractors or similar ?
There's warp speed - then there's Storck Speed
Presuming that is that it's the cups you're trying to remove.
There is simply not enough info from the OP to determine what he has bought or what his actual problem is.
have a look at the standards on ParkTools if you dont know.
or post up pictures showing the current headset then the headset service or removal procedure can be described or shown.
It's an integrated headset, seemed a really simple job to do and have done similar jobs before using a threaded bar and a washer (bit Heath Robinson but it worked) but this headset has a taper inside it which has made my DIY job much more difficult. Didn't know about the tool but thats exactly what I need.
Think I now understand what I need to do ie. take it to the LBS as the tool is a bit expensive for a one off job.
not with any headsets I have used, they will pull out with your fingers of if they are greased in there use a screwdriver and wedge them out, not much force needed. You will then need a thinner flat screwdriver or even a knife to take the caps of the actual bearings. One will have a 45deg offset and the other a 36deg or 45deg offset. (take off both) Then you can change the balls.
Should have read "if there's a circlip...".
Same here, i'd buy a new headset, i'v ordered an alpine integrated 45,36deg which is the most common, just make sure you don't buy a campag one.....unless your frame is campag fit ofcourse.