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 '13 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 '13 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 '13 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 '13 at 14:04
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    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 '13 at 14:17

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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