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Old 03-07-20, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
For steel crown races, I clamp the fork upside down in my vise and tap it off with a hammer and punch. Light taps all around do the job.
I've done this many times, though nowadays I would use a purpose-made slide hammer. Very light taps working around the circumference will quickly remove it. The crown race seat is only a few mm high so as soon as you get past that, the race will fall off the steerer tube.
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