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Offline Skinman

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Help with first build
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:11:29 PM »
I have begun to put my sons bike together and have hit my first snag. I cannot push the crown race down far enough to the crown. I can see where the fork stem tapers out just above the fork crown. It is holding up the race about 1/8 - 1/4 above the crown.
Do I need a special tool! Is their a trick to it? I have not tried to force it for fear of bending or getting it skewed...thoughts?
This is a brand new Cane creek and the fork is a 1999 SID dual air...
any input would be appriciated.
thanks
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Offline drb81

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Re: Help with first build
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 06:18:05 PM »
there is a special tool for installing a crown race. I've never used one but a pcv pipe or brass punch seems to always work for me.
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Offline Skinman

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Re: Help with first build
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 07:30:12 PM »
Thanks...I figured it out....your idea with the pvc did it, I didnt have pvc but used my old frame.....just put the forks through and gave it five or six good taps and it seated perfectly. the old broken fram just may stay in the tool box!!
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Offline Skinman

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Re: Help with first build
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 07:55:15 PM »
Its starting to look like a bike...Thanks NI if you read this for the ideas.
I could get used to this.....could get expensive.......it would be nice to have a hardtail.....
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Re: Help with first build
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 08:13:22 PM »
Its starting to look like a bike...Thanks NI if you read this for the ideas.
I could get used to this.....could get expensive.......it would be nice to have a hardtail.....

NP im all about kids getting into the sport in a way that makes it just as fun for them as it is for u.  I love contantly tinkering with my bikes.  Rob 2 and I just reprogrammed my former rigid fixie, turned squishy single speed pisgah performer, into a 2 x 18 !2 - 27 speed Off roadie super off road gdr machine.  And this is one bike set up three different ways in a matter of 5 months LOL.

enjoy!

 

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