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    1.5 Headset Removal

    Anyone have a nice trick for knocking out a 1.5 headset? I've got the park 1.125 headset removal tool, which obviously wont do, and I've always removed the 1.5's by carefully using a large flathead screwdriver against the top/bottom of the cup flanges. Seeing as this one is a Chris King, I'd like to remove it without much cosmetic damage... Does anyone have a tip or trick they like?

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    Park now makes one for 1"-1.5" - it works great! I tried prying out a 1.125" remover (to make it wider) and broke one of the flanges.
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    Park makes one tool for a 1-1.5" It's about damn time. Aside from buying the park tool, any luck with other methods?

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    I've used a Park 1.125" version with the prongs bent outward for years without issue.

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    I have a King 1.5-1.125 evolution. At my local shop we used a broken aluminum kickstand that we cut to make a clean square edge and beat it out of there all "BMX style" (big hammer). Only minor scratches in the the ano and noone can tell once you put it in the next frame. I originally tried the Park tool but the flared headtube wouldn't let me get a good enough purchase. I think it scratched it more than the kickstand/hammer method.

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    Park tool or an aluminum drift should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado
    Park now makes one for 1"-1.5" - it works great! I tried prying out a 1.125" remover (to make it wider) and broke one of the flanges.
    I cracked one of the flanges on the 1.125" remover at the shop I used to work out.

    No one caught on.
    Meh.

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    Copper (or some other softer pipe) also works. Slice it just like the park tool, bend out the flanges, and you have a homemade tool for 8 bucks. Took about 15 minutes to make it.
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    find a beater seatpost - large as possible: alloy
    yep - Park Tools does make one, all they really did was widen the flange spread.

    & yeah, sometimes you have to use a large screw driver because the frame headtube is butted

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    a home made crown race slammer for 1.5 can be made with PVC tubing
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    I have both Park headset removers, 1 1/8 & 1.5. There really is a difference between the two. I am sure I would not have been able to remove my Sunline V-One reducer headset without the 1.5 tool. We have used many other methods, but honestly for $25 you can buy one of these tools from Price Point or Jensen. Well worth the investment.
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    I use an old flat handlebar, made the flanges with a dremel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak06
    but honestly for $25 you can buy one of these tools from Price Point or Jensen. Well worth the investment.
    l'll pretend l didn't see that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Shop
    l'll pretend l didn't see that
    I chuckled when I typed it., I knew you would like it.... lol..
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    i used the lifting arm to a floor jack and a hammer.....it was tight, lots of noise and me laughin my ass off
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    Quote Originally Posted by lax30
    i used the lifting arm to a floor jack and a hammer.....it was tight, lots of noise and me laughin my ass off

    LAX30- You failed to mention that you removed a Sunline V-One reducer headset with the arm to a floor jack.... I still can't believe that worked.... It shouldn't have....lol..
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