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Old 12-02-21, 03:06 PM
Dont fix whats not broken
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Installing a Chris King Headset

I've installed several other headsets using my 20-year old Cyclus headset press, but noticed that Chris King sells adaptors for installing their headset cups. I did not install this headset, Brent Steelman did when he built my frame 20 years ago, which is going to get a repaint. Are these adaptors really necessary? I love having tools, but would prefer one that would get used more than the one time when I get the frame back from the painter, after which this headset will get reinstalled and give me 20+ more years of service...

I will buy the proper tool to remove the cups and crown race, as I don't want to damage either with more primitive means. I thought I had both cup and race removal tools around for a 1" headset, but apparently not. This would be a perfect opportunity for a tool lending process among BF members.
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