Nashbar Headset Cup Remover

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Nashbar Headset Cup Remover
An essential tool for working with frames that have standard headsets. The headset cup remover allows you to simply and effectively pop out the top and bottom cups.
  • Insert one end into the head tube and the tines on the opposite end press firmly against the head tube wall, allowing you to drive out the cup
  • Nickel-plated high-carbon steel with a carbon steel end fitting for a durable striking surface
  • Measures 12 1/2" long and works on 1 " and 1 1/8" headsets
Nashbar Headset Cup Remover
  • MATERIAL Carbon steel
  • Rating 3

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Nashbar Headset Cup Remover
 
2.8

(based on 9 reviews)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Rugged (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Keep in the garage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
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2.0

How to fix it, OK when fixed

By Old School Cyclist

from Tehachapi, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

      This tool would not stay seated against the bearing race; the problem was in the design. The end of the tools is square cut tubing so when the tool is in place, the inside edge is longer than the outside edge. This acts as a taper that pushes the tips inward when you use the tool. I fixed the tool by grinding a taper in its end so that the inside edge is shorter than the outside edge. When using the tool after the modification, the tangs are pushed outward instead of inward, and it easily removed my bearing races.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      does not work as advertised

      By way too many bicycles

      from Rockville Maryland

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

          I was a professional bicycle mechanic for many years more than 30 years ago. I am familiar with the park version of this tool which works very nicely. The Nashbar version does not work at all. I have yet to successfully remove a headset cup. Like the other reviews it just does not catch the edge of the headset cup and this is on old-style 1 inch headsets. I have not tried bending the tool but that will be my next modification. It should not need that out-of-the-box.

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          3.0

          Not Good

          By WhiteBoi

          from Hell

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Good price value

          Cons

          • Doesn't Engage

          Best Uses

          • Keep In the Garage

          Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

          More Nashbar (headset) tool woes. First was the crown race remover, now this. Actually there is a third issue which is the cup press. I have used Park tools and installed many w/o trouble. This tool tangs do not engage with the cups even after bending the tangs outward more. I had to insert a piece of 1" scrap carbon steerer into the tangs to "lock" them in place so the edges can engage with the cups for the punch operation.

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          1.0

          Didn't work on my head sets ( recumbent

          By Bent1

          from Michigan

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Keep In the Garage

            Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

            Seems to be a well made tool, for the home mechanic, but would not work for removing headset cups from my recumbent trike.

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            • No

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            3.0

            usable after modification

            By a

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

              The split ends do not flare out enough to catch the edges of the cups (used on a traditional 1 inch head tube, I suspect this is the case for 1 1/8 as well). So the tool doesn't work right out of the box, however the ends can be bent out a bit to make it work (I used a large pair of pliers, took less than 5 minutes).

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              4.0

              works fine

              By New wave Dave

              from Bufflo,NY

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Rugged

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Bikes

              Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

              Took two headsets out in minutes.Glad I got this!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great product and not expensive

              By Konakid67

              from S. Atlanta

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Good Grip
              • Rugged
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Bikes

              Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

              My LBS wanted $30 each to take out my headsets. I bought this in hopes it would work. It is made well and works well. I knocked out my king headsets in less than 15 sec each. I read from another review it was hard to use or the prongs were bent in. If that is the case just bend out the tabs...

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              • No

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              2.0

              could be better

              By Al

              from NYC

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Cheap

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Keep In the Garage

              Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

              The problem with the tool is that that ends of the tool bend in towards the center instead of bowing out. That means that that you can't get the 4 ends to contact the race at once. You can angle it to get contact with one or two, but then why bother using this tool as a screwdriver will do the same. When I get a chance I am going to try to bend out the ends, they could not be quickly bent out by hand, to get them to work properly. I'm too lazy to return the tool, but if bending doesn't work I will put it on my 'to do' list. :)

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              3.0

              Odds are, it'll work fine for you

              By MnBikeCommuter

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Standard frames only

              Best Uses

              • Removing headsets

              Comments about Nashbar Headset Cup Remover:

              I see no reason this will not work well for frames with a standard head tube and standard headset. It's well-constructed and should pound out more headsets than you'll ever go through.

              Two of my head tubes, however, are (older) Cannondale thick-walled aluminum tubes. The inside diameter of the tubes is the same as the inside diameter of the headset, with perhaps a quarter inch milled out of the head tube for the tool to expand into and catch the headset cup. That's not enough for this tool. I ended up using a 3/4" copper pipe and hammering out the cups.

              Recommendations? Yes or no, depending on your situation!

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