Fork issues notwithstanding, I was finally ready to install my headset. But I needed a tool to press in the bearing cups.
Gravelo to the rescue!
I call this tool my 'Gravelo Headset Press'. A couple of weeks ago, my fellow blogger posted his version of a homemade headset press. I decided to follow his lead and hit the hardware store, acquiring the necessary parts. This is my interpretation of his suggested design:
I purchased a length of 7/16" allthread and cut it in half..about 18" long. Add two 7/16" nuts, two washers, two large fender washers along with two bronze thrust washers and voila! One headset press.
But does it work?
Well, check this out! Headset bearing cups in place:Press in place and ready to go
Cranking on the nuts :>)
Cups in place, no problem!
My sincere thanks to Gravelo!