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    Removing 1.5" Headset Cups

    I just had a hell of a time pounding out some 1.5" headset cups on a Yeti! Those babies really really press in tight!!! I ended up cutting them out (cheapo FSA Big Fat Pig) with a hacksaw blade. Does anyone know if there is a specific tool available?
    Anything henryl can do, I can do better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksheep
    I just had a hell of a time pounding out some 1.5" headset cups on a Yeti! Those babies really really press in tight!!! I ended up cutting them out (cheapo FSA Big Fat Pig) with a hacksaw blade. Does anyone know if there is a specific tool available?
    The park headset removal tool will do the trick. Just spread the "fingers" out more.

    http://www.parktool.com/tools/RT_1.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    The park headset removal tool will do the trick. Just spread the "fingers" out more.

    http://www.parktool.com/tools/RT_1.shtml
    I used the tool. It just wouldn't move the lower cup at all. The park tool actually started to bend! Part of the problem is the small space between the machined part of the head tube and the thick center section--it prevents the tool from seating firmly. oh well
    Anything henryl can do, I can do better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksheep
    I used the tool. It just wouldn't move the lower cup at all. The park tool actually started to bend! Part of the problem is the small space between the machined part of the head tube and the thick center section--it prevents the tool from seating firmly. oh well
    wow.

    perhaps hit the headset/cups with a generous amount of penetrating oil, let sit for a while, then attempt removal again?

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    I have used moto/DH tire levers and a hammer to get mine out before. Worked better then the Park tool actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    The park headset removal tool will do the trick. Just spread the "fingers" out more.

    http://www.parktool.com/tools/RT_1.shtml
    We knocked one out of an iron horse a couple days ago, we used a brand new park headset cup removal tool that we stretched out.

    It still ate up the FSA cups quite a bit.

    One of the cups (forget which) would just not budge (well it eventually broke loose), and the "lip" on the FSA cups is real minimal.
    I know in my heart that Ellsworth bikes are more durable by as much as double. AND they are all lighter...Tony Ellsworth

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