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    Head Set Replacement

    I need to replace the Cane Creek headset on my Rockhopper as the bearings are a bit mashed.

    Was thinking about getting a Hope Headset upgrade.

    How easy a job is it? Any special tools required? Any tips?

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    Re: Head Set Replacement

    to do it properly it's a case of using a headset press.
    they are quite expensive on a per use basis so you're probably better getting your lbs to fit it.
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    Re: Head Set Replacement

    Mr mundo is indeed correct you need a headset press to insert the new headset cups, you also need a special tool to remove the old ones.

    I gues you could bodge it, but i wouldnt not recomend this as you risk damagin the frame and the new headset.

    THe correct tools are expensive, like mr mundo says pop it dow to your LBS and they'll do it alot cheaper
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    Re: Head Set Replacement

    I'll also bet a tidy sum that the headset hasn't been faced and reamed.

    To ensure the longevity of your new headset get your head tube faced at the very least. You can tell it needs doing if there's still paint on it.

    Exactly the same as BB shell facing, and as you'll be getting and subsequently fitting a new crown race you might as well get the fork crown faced at the same time.
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    Re: Head Set Replacement

    Thanks for the info guys. Looks like its a job for the LBS!

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