Traktor, your killing me. The single greatest username/post combination know to all mankind. I'm sure once we've all stopped laughing the guilt will set in over all the heads cup we've beaten @#$% out of. All steel frames, though, I'm sure.
Big Mama is tight. Think fish's arse tight. Not sure I'm ready to beat her up though.
Mackgoo, my Big Mama was bloody hard to get the cups in. Definately use the press, then come and tell Traktor you flogged her senseless. That way he won't think your a girl and you won't have order another frame.
While you CAN bang them in with a piece of wood and a hammer (most of us have at one point or another...) and the wood block will protect the headset but unfortunately not your frame..... even a relatively inexpensive press or home made one will save you a lot of heartache for the one time you happen to get a bit over zealous with the hammer-
good god! what a bunch of hamfists! If you can't shell out $10 for your [or a] bike shop to press in the head set properly, at least get a creative and make your own damned press. pray4snow is right. A long, 3/4 inch bolt[bigger is better] and a few nice, big, thick washers works much, mucho better.
Blindly wailing on the the headset with a hammer and 2x4 can only lead to heartache. One miss aligned swing with the hammer, and you're looking at a pile of scrap that used to be a bike frame.
^^ that's where confidence and competence with a hammer come into play. No one said "blindly wailing." Picture Chuck Norris executing a roundhouse kick to someone's face. Then remove his boot and replace it with a hammer. Then remove his leg and replace it with my arm. Then remove the guys face and replace it with my headset. Then remove the rest of Chuck Norris and replace it with the rest of me. Are you following me here??
And I did "make" a press...out of a vice :lol:
And my "local" bike shop is 40 miles away... we ******** generally apply our skills out of necessity.
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