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Threaded To Threadless Headset/Fork Upgrade On Vintage Road Bike

I convert my 1990 Trek 1000 from a 1 inch threaded fork/headset to a threadless setup with a carbon fiber composite fork. The most common threaded forks have 1 inch steerer tubes. So you are limited when converting them to threadless to use a threadless fork with a 1″ steerer. A fork with a 1-1/8″ …Read more »

How To Make A Headset Cup Remover Tool

This is my homemade tool to remove headset bearing cups from a bike frame. This is similar to the Park Tool RT-1 Head Cup Remover tool. It cost about $3 to make. I made it from a piece of 3/4″ electrical conduit that I bought at the hardware store. The only tools used to make …Read more »

Replace Bike Headset With Cheap Homemade Tools

I change a bike headset using tools that can be made easily and cheaply. I remove the old headset, and install a brand new headset. This includes a homemade bearing cup remover, bearing cup press, and crown race setter. I include links to videos that explain how to make these tools yourself. This is a …Read more »

Overhauling Loose Threadless Headset

The headset was so loose that I wouldn’t have been surprised to find missing or loose bearings inside. The bike had been abused and poorly maintained. The forks had been seized. So instead of just tightening up the headset, I decided I should overhaul it. I cleaned it, replaced the bearings, lubricated it with marine …Read more »

How To Make A Headset Cup Press/Install Tool

This is my homemade bearing cup press. It works similar to the Park Tool HHP-3 to install the bearing cups into the head tube of a bike frame. It cost less than $8 to make. So relatively cheap to build. It was made from a 12 inch piece of 1/2″ threaded rod, 4-6 fender washers, …Read more »