how do i get my forks off?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Gaps720, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Gaps720

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    how do i get my forks off? i'm an uber noob, but i really have no idea... i took off my stem but then the headset was keeping it on, how do i get it off? any suggestions appreciated. thanks -dustin
     
  2. Ebon Dragon

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    if you have threadless just take the headset topcap off unbolt your stem take that off and pull your fork out
     

  3. B1105

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    You need a headset cup remover or some sort of piping the right size, but you dont need that to remove the fork. There is probably a race or something holding the fork in. Just tap the steerer tube a bit.
     
  4. seattletrials

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    is it a threaded headset? if so, you need to take the nuts off. if its a threadless headset, you should jsut be able to push the fork down and out of the headtube. its very simple once you knwo what's going on.
     
  5. Gaps720

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    how do i tell if it is threaded?
     
  6. B1105

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    are there are threads
     
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  7. AndyT

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    :rofl:

    sorry


    what kind of fork/frame is it? I can't imagine you have a threaded headset, just hit the steerer tube down.
     
  8. seattletrials

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    if it's threaded there will be one or two 6 sided nuts on the top of the headset, and the steer tube won't go any higher than that, the steer tube will be completly inside the headtube
     
  9. Gaps720

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    not funny... this damn thing won't come off lol. it is a brisa fork and frame 2k1. i don't see any threads or nuts so i guess its threadless...
     
  10. Gaps720

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    shouldn't it just slide right out or should i tap it with a hammer?
     
  11. B1105

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    tap it with a hammer
     
  12. Gaps720

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    ok there is a star fangeled nut down in the tube if that is what you are talking about... its an FSA headset.
     
  13. AndyT

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    Hit it with a hammer, stop being a wuss- pound it the fuck out.



    However it is a brisa, so the steerer tube is probably snapped in half.
     
  14. Gaps720

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    WTF dude!!! it won't come out... i don't wanna break the shit because i am poor as hell. is that star nut thing what you guys were talking about?
     
  15. AndyT

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    the star nut has fuck all to do with getting your fork out.


    POUND THE STEERER WITH A HAMMER.
     
  16. Gaps720

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    sweet jesus... finally got it out from bitch ass Andrew David's advice. thanks dude
     
  17. AndyT

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  18. xxxfr

    xxxfr RCP FABRICATION

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    just curious....how many forks does your bike have??
     
  19. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    just curious xxxfr, why are you a douche?

    who fucking cares. stfu.
     
  20. WhiteRavenKS

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    bwahahhahahahahahahha- oh snap!

    i was going to suggest you just ride the bike straight into a wall, i once got a fork off by doing that, came out in two clean pieces. but then i realized that would be an asshole thing of me to say... glad to hear you got the stuff apart though.