Re: [CR]making bike mechanics cringe my approach to headsets

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Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 13:17:22 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]making bike mechanics cringe my approach to headsets
References: <> wrote:
> knock out the old one with a long steel rod and a hammer set the new one in
> place and knock it in with a dead blow hammer - used to do this on BMX bikes
> as a kid
> Yes I also made a makeshift tool out of threaded steel rod and large washers
> but still to this day if it is a steel bike with a steel headset the dead
> blow hammer works great if you hit it squarely. Sam D. Between my huge
> cresent wrench and my hammer I don't need much more than duct tape to do
> anything. I also have a torch and a welder just in case

Man! You guys on the list seem to be made of money with all your tools and stuff!

I have always used the "Neanderthal's Friend," a three foot length of hickory, and found it always does the deed when used with a two handed grip and swung with sufficient force. Watch that back swing though!

Chuck "righty" Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California