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Fork removal from Chris King headset(4 posts)

Fork removal from Chris King headsetYatesie
Jan 29, 2004 6:38 PM
I have a 1-1/8" No-Thread-set on my Trek5200 that my LBS installed. I want to remove the fork so I removed the stem and headset spacers but the bearing cap (with O-ring) is really tight on the fork. Is it supposed to be this tight? Should I tap on the top of the steerer with a rubber mallet or is there a special tool required?
How hard have you pulled on it?Shylock
Jan 29, 2004 10:49 PM
...Did you give it a good yank?
I know they can be pretty tight-- especially if they're new. I recommend you try spraying some lubricant on the sticky area. Might want to even try a good squirt of WD40 and then yank it. Of course, a light tapping with a rubber mallet probably won't hurt anything. Just don't use a metal hammer -- especially on a carbon steerer:)

feel the gin
How hard have you pulled on it?Yatesie
Jan 30, 2004 10:26 AM
Thanks for the advice. I'll give the WD-40 a shot before I break out the rubber mallet.
Rubber'll be fine (nm)biknben
Jan 30, 2004 12:07 PM