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    removing headset

    Wondering if there is a easy way of getting the piece of headset of the fork that is pressed on. Got a new fork, need to transfer it. Also can the star-nut be reused and if so how do i take it out. Thanks. I'm really new to this stuff.

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    youtube has some good videos if you just search threadless headset + whatever you want to see

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    Sharp flat screw driver and a hammer can get the piece off that you need. As far as the starnut goes, your better off getting a new one. Sometimes you can get them out, but lots of forks are tapered on the inside so it will get destroyed when you remove it. You can also use something like these http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/S...h=Headset+plug
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    just buy a new star nut. they go for peanuts.

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    Thanks, i will give it a shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    Sharp flat screw driver and a hammer can get the piece off that you need.
    A hammer and screwdriver is a great way to scratch up your fork crown and to bend the crown race you're trying to get off.

    Take a couple of razor balds, and then put on into the seam between the crown and crown race and then gentle hammer it in. Repeat with another blade on the opposite side. Now, hammer in a second blade on top of the second one. You may need to even do a third, but two are usually enough for me. Once you remove them, you should have enough room to gently and evenly pry the race off with a slotted screwdriver.

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