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tool for crown race(4 posts)

tool for crown racelvonmoss
Jul 10, 2002 11:09 AM
does anyone have a better homemade tool for pressing these on than a good 'ol hammer & screwdriver? my old lbs had an aluminum collar they used to ram it on. park has one for about $55.
Slide Hammergrzy
Jul 10, 2002 11:15 AM
Usually hunk of steel bored to the correct diameter or with somne interchangable collar/insert. I think you can get them from other companies for a lot less. You could actually make one from a section of steel pipe for a couple dollars. Just go to your local hardware store and cruis the plumbing aisle and find the right size. Since the steel is "mild" it'll deform before the hardened race will. Remember - if you have any problems DO NOT FORCE IT - use a bigger hammer. ;-b
Iron pipe slightly larger than steerer tube.Dave Hickey
Jul 10, 2002 11:47 AM
And pound it with a hammer. I use a piece of wood covered in cloth to support the crown so I don't damage the fork legs. Works like a charm. I got my pipe free from a plumbing supply house.
copper tubing...C-40
Jul 10, 2002 3:00 PM
1-inch copper tubing is actually 1-1/8" outside diameter and slightly over 1" on the inside. It works perfectly for a 1" steering tube crown race driver. I use a piece about a foot long like a slide hammer.