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PostSubject: Maine Headset press   Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:03 am

57 beers and a rubber mallet. Pretty technical, we are up here.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:24 am

chris wrote:
57 beers and a rubber mallet. Pretty technical, we are up here.

I am the man.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:51 am

oh don't even tell me this affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:01 pm

D$ wrote:
oh don't even tell me this affraid

remember when i bought your ER and brought my cups b/c i knew you had a press.... i whacked the cups in a few old frames though.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:45 pm

usually not a great idea with a new headset. But a used headset will usually go right in. Easy to see if it's square with a drafting T.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:13 pm

On my recent gruitr build I had a pretty good redneck-engineering solution to get my head-set in. Went in straight and true. Too lazy to head to the shop.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:36 pm

just installed a crown race by resting it on the seat tube and putting the fork through it.
worked like a charm!!!!


i hope...
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:44 am

you guys are killin me
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:52 am

it was a ti king headset going into my custom ti and carbon frame, too. obviously the cups were whacked in.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:00 pm

now you're just being mean. rabbit
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PostSubject: Well it had to happen   Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:27 pm

totally monkeyed up the headtube on this gruitr. The bottom cup canted as I was going in to seat it. I actually used the press for 1/4 of the way and then was going to send it home with the mallett. The problem is I can't get it out now and it doesn't want to ride down into the HT anymore. You can JUST barely see the headtube pushing out where the Cup is pushing on it. Think I can heat it up and tap it back?


in the pic you can see how the bottom cup is off. I tried to use the HS cup and cap to pull it all into shape. No Dice.

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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:12 am

hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:25 am

my head badge is in one of those bags, too rj.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:39 am

No


for the love of God, my anus is bleeding!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:28 am

I would just hacksaw the headtube off and go to Home Depot and get some type of pipe and weld in on there. That should work fine. I would get two pieces of pipe in case it happens again. You could probably get the headset out with a pair of vise grips or maybe you could put a pipe wrench on and just twist them around until they are loose. What ever you decide, good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:24 am

probably be a good idea to file a little off the headset so it's not so goddamned tight next time.

THINK first. .. jeezus Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:04 am

my plan backfired...I was hoping to freak evan out. Alas, he saw through my charade. Went in without a hitch, squared up perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: Maine Headset press   Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:34 am

Nice. I believed it.
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