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Post  Tom on 2007-05-31, 10:34

Andy,

Have mislaid your phone number, otherwise I'd ring you (my mobile is in someone else's car).

Could I ask a favour of you? Can I borrow your fork-fitting tools over the weekend please? Ideally, if you've got them, I'd like the whole she-bang:
- star nut tool
- crown race jammer-on-er
- headset press (if you have one, not too important if you don't as the cups don't _strictly_ need replacing).
- headset cup remover (again, if you have one)
- hacksaw, saw guide - if you have them.. I have a small one (and a junior saw - boom boom!)
- penis pump

Whatever you've got really! In return I'll ply you with beer.

Cheers buddy,
Tom Smile (now the proud owner of some Reba SLs).
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Post  Jase on 2007-06-01, 02:49

Remember, measure TWICE, cut once!

I've called Corleys/Roy Pinks to pre-warn them that someone will be in over the weekend with forks/star fangle nut/crown race etc in hand!

No that Iím doubting your ability of course!!!

Iíve been there last year:

Tried to fit the crown race (admittedly I didnít have the correct tool). Took the forks/crown race to Pinks who did it in about 27 seconds!

Went home, cut the steerer (twice cos I was too cautious the first time) with a hacksaw and it looked a right mess!! Place some tape around the steerer where youíll be cutting as this will keep the blade in the right place.

Tried to fit the SFN and after 1 hour of grunting and sweating and 1 mangled SFN I returned to Pinks. They fitted the SFN in about 24 seconds and commented that it looked like Iíd chewed the end of the steerer!!! They have a cutting tool that could have done the job neat and tidy in about 23 seconds.

So I spent several hours in the garage trying to do it and several minutes and £10 in Roy Pinks Ė no prizes for guessing what Iíd do next time!

Good luck.
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Post  Little Gav on 2007-06-01, 07:33

Guys pop down to B & Q/focus/homebase go to the plumbing section and buy a pipe cutter.

You can pick one up for under a fiver and they make cutting
steerer tubes a walk in the park.

Ps I own a headset press should anyone ever wish to borrow one.

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Post  Tom on 2007-06-01, 09:36

Little Gav wrote:Guys pop down to B & Q/focus/homebase go to the plumbing section and buy a pipe cutter.

Yeah... I tried one of these once before, but it seems they're more designed for squidgy copper piping, not hardened aluminium. Cutting wheel resembled a daisy before I got through the steerer tube.

Maybe I just got the wrong one though!

Anyway, have had second thoughts and think I'll get a shop to do it! Very Happy

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Post  Jase on 2007-06-02, 06:54

I didn't put you off did I?
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Post  Tom on 2007-06-02, 14:42

No not you Jase - I made an arse of it! Wink

No prizes for those who guessed that would happen!
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Post  Andy on 2007-06-05, 13:35

Ignore these clowns Tom of course you can I'll txt you anyhow.

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Post  Little Gav on 2007-06-07, 09:25

As with all tools the better the quality the better the results.

The trick with a pipe cutter is to go slowly, little turns and take your
time.
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Post  N@th on 2007-06-07, 09:42

Gav, I might take you up on the headset press matie.

Is it a homemade job with a bit of threaded bar and a metal bar or is it a 'proper job'?

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