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Are crown races interchangeable?

Are there proprietary differences that would cause one brand's crown-race to interface improperly with the bearing in another manufacturer's headset, assuming all parts were made for the same diameter ...
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Which way to use a crown race removal tool?

I purchased the following crown race removal tool: http://www.birzman.com/products_2.php?uID=2&cID=24&Key=106 It has a flat side and a side with 45 degree chamfered edge. I suppose the idea is ...
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Is this an integrated crown race?

The title says it all. I would like to change the bearings for my headset,but i have no idea if this crown race is removable. It is a Bontrager fork, probably from 2007. Thank you, From Norway.
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Slotted or unslotted crown race with tapered carbon steerers

Does a tapered carbon steerer (40mm at the crown) typically require a slotted crown race if the steerer lacks an integrated bevel on which the lower bearing can rest? I have a Cane Creek Forty headset ...
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Should an integrated crown race of an carbon fork be greased before assembly?

I'm assembling a 3T Exploro Team 2020. It seems like the fork has an integrated crown race. Should it be greased before assembly and pre-loading?
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