I am looking to purchase a fork crown race installation tool, ant this one is the only one available online. The IceToolz thing is "to be delivered" someday.

I am very skeptical of this tool, as it does not allow the user to hummer it with a hummer. How well would it work?

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  • Is it stated in user manual, that you can not use hammer?
    – Papuass
    Oct 18, 2013 at 13:41
  • @Papuass, no idea. Here is the on-line shop. I cannot find a manual. Code: 615526 Manufacturer: UNIOR. It's just that the tool does not stick above the tube like the proper tool
    – Vorac
    Oct 18, 2013 at 13:44
  • I think you can still use your hammer, just go around the circle with small bumps. This procedure does not need much force.
    – Papuass
    Oct 18, 2013 at 13:47
  • @Papuass, I guess I could either hit the tool on the edges with a hummer, or hit the crown race with the tool. But how good will this be compared to the ParkTools one? Until now I have done it without any specialized tools and the results have been quite poor.
    – Vorac
    Oct 18, 2013 at 14:04
  • 3
    Last time I did this, I used a foot of PVC pipe, it really doesn't need much force to get it all snug.
    – alex
    Oct 18, 2013 at 14:17

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Yes, it will work; I have used similar tools successfully.

The page says that the tool is 0.5 kg (1.1 lb) of tool steel.

You use it as the hammer, gently tapping the race into place.

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