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PLS HELP: How can I remove a headset reducer from the cups??(1 post)

PLS HELP: How can I remove a headset reducer from the cups??Synchronicity
Sep 11, 2003 5:36 PM
Since I've got a bit of time on my hands:

I'm making up a new bike, & I have this 1" chris king headset lying around with this 1 1/8" heatset reducer (made by TNT, I think) stuck to it. I neeeed the HS. When I removed it, both the cups came out with both the reducers stuck to them.

Any easy way of getting em off? Do I have to re-install it & try again? My homemade HS cup remover will have difficulty in removing just the cups alone, followed by the reducers, because the depth of the reducer that sits inside the headtube is slightly more than on the cup. So there is a small lip: the ends of the cups sit about 1mm lower/shorter than the surounding reducer/shim.