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Old 05-05-20, 06:43 AM
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Mavic 300 headset


I need to remove a very old and tatty Mavic 300 Headset from a Colnago project, Looking on Ebay, the wrenches are going for about 50 a pair, I could really do without spending that on spanners I`ll never use again, so any help would be massively apprecieted.

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Vice grips.
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You can also try using strap wrenches. Just make sure the headset is clean and not greasy so the rubber strap can grip the lock nut adequately.
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Where are you located? Maybe someone nearby with a set could lend a hand? If you were in the San Francisco area Id offer to do it for you but Im guessing youre in the UK since referenced s. I like those headsets. Someone, possibly me, might be interested in buying it once you have it removed, but please be gentle with it. When I was a teenager I did resort to using a pair of vice grips on occasion but only with a shop rag in between to soften the teeth (last resort).
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One way to get it off without marring would be to make a temporary tool or two with plastic wrap and epoxy putty.
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