replacing fork

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by T Choi, May 16, 2003.

  1. T Choi

    T Choi New Member

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    How hard is to replace a fork with a threadless set up? What kind of tools will I need?
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  2. jestork

    jestork New Member

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    Not too hard. Primary problem is replacing the headset. It can be difficult to remove the old cups, which are pressed in to the headtube, without a special tool; then to press in the new cups, it is best to use a headset press. There aren't too many other options, or you risk damaging the cups, which will result in a headset which binds. A headset press and cup removal tool probably run about $150. Another problem would arise if your headtube is not appropriately faced, but if your current headset is OK, it is probably alright.
     
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