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I noted that Zoke steer tubes are available in the EU. Has anyone hammered or pressed out their own steer tube and then reinstalled the new one with either a press or a similar system as can be used with a headset (threaded rod)?

I have a Z1 with a slightly short steer tube and wanted to do this for a while. I figure the old one can be hammered out, then the new one can be frozen, crown slightly warmed, Loctite between the two (if applicable), then pressed together.
 

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Jerk_Chicken said:
I noted that Zoke steer tubes are available in the EU. Has anyone hammered or pressed out their own steer tube and then reinstalled the new one with either a press or a similar system as can be used with a headset (threaded rod)?

I have a Z1 with a slightly short steer tube and wanted to do this for a while. I figure the old one can be hammered out, then the new one can be frozen, crown slightly warmed, Loctite between the two (if applicable), then pressed together.
There was a thread about this many years ago... IIRC some sort of hydraulic press is used.
Marzocchi USA does it for about $75 last I checked... once in a crown's lifetime.

oh yeah, new steerer's run about $35 from 'zoke USA (for aluminum), though RST steel one's fit the pinch bolt crown's and are much cheaper. Jenson had 'em for about $20 a while back.
 

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JC...have you checked prices with Cosmic Sports

a couple years ago, I one got a new steel steerer on an MX fork installed by them for around 50-60 EUR IIRC...
 

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I'm in the EU now, and on top of that, shipping and sometimes language barriers present a problem with the local distros. I'd rather get the part myself and at least use all that automotive training I had at one time. Freezing the tube and elevating the crown's temp in hot water should do the trick without wear. I'm hesitant to bring the water to a boil like with ring gears, but elevated should be enough.
 
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