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Thread: Fork change

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    Fork change

    I have 2 bikes with suspension forks different headsets though (both ahead 1 1/8). I want to change the fork from one frame to the other. Do I still remove the crown race from each fork? Or they are all the same and I don't need to? Do I need any special tools to remove if needed? Thanks.

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    You can tap it out with a flathead screwdriver, work slowly and be sure to seat it correctly (flush) on the new fork.
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    yeap.. follow Mr.Doom's advice.... on some brands different models use the same race (like cane creek) but this is not usually the case, so swapping them is a safer bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Doom
    You can tap it out with a flathead screwdriver, work slowly and be sure to seat it correctly (flush) on the new fork.
    How do you seat it correctly? With the same method? Screwdriver, or it sits without pressing it too hard?

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    that is an option.. do it with care..... you can also use a PVC pipe...

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