Nashbar Headset Press

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Nashbar Headset Press
Constructed of high quality tool steel this headset press is compatible with steel or aluminum frames, 1" or 1-1/8" and assures alignment every time.
  • Stepped cup design fits any headset cup size
  • Includes ballistic nylon carrying storage bag that keeps everything organized and nicely protected for years of reliable use
  • Measures 17" long
Nashbar Headset Press
  • MATERIAL Steel
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Headset Press
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (6)
  • Rugged (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Keep in the garage (10)
  • Road bikes (4)
  • Mountain bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (12), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

Nashbar Headset Press

By Wisahickon Rob

from Doylestown, PA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

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Pros

  • Good Grip
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • City Bikes
    • Keep In the Garage
    • Mountain Bikes
    • Road Bikes

    Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

    I have used this many times and am very satisfied. Other more expensive brands are available, but this works fine and I think the price is more reasonable than others.

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    4.0

    Works fine

    By Acedude

    from Birmingham, AL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Pros

    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Keep In the Garage
      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

      Used this to install a headset in an older road bike I am restoring. I had a little trouble with the center shaft trying to spin when I started applying pressure to get the headset cups in position, but overall it worked fine. The price allowed me to justify buying the press instead of taking the bike to a shop.

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      5.0

      Works Great at 1/2 the Price

      By Steve

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Rugged
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Keep In the Garage
        • Mountain Bikes
        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

        Used to install headset. I only do occasional work, so I don't know if it will hold up for a long time, but it seems rugged. Price was good compared to Park Tool similar item and this worked really well.

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        4.0

        Doesn't work with BBT 90.3

        By Chris

        from Patapsco state park

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Keep In the Garage

            Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

            This is a great tool for the money. I was informed by Nashbar customer service that it would work with the BBT 90.3 bottom bracket press cups, unfortunately the shaft is too big for the cups. I liked the press enough to keep it though.
            FYI, you can use 1/2" all thread through a 1/2" copper pipe to make a pretty effective press tool for the BBT 90.3 cups.

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            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Not compatible with Park BB30 tool

            By Cyclist

            from Boulder, CO

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

            Well-built, but didn't serve the purpose of pressing BB30 bearings with the bushings included in the Park BBT-30.3. Shaft diameter on the Nashbar tool is too large to accept the bushings. Shame, because the tool otherwise seems like a good alternative to the more expensive Park version.

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            5.0

            If you build it you will need it

            By David A.

            from Oceanside CA.

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

            Took no more than 5 minutes from setup to done installing headset took longer to clenup!

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            4.0

            This tool is great

            By Tools & Bikes

            from Farmington, CT

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            Pros

            • Easy to store
            • Easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

                The tool worked great but I have an old bike with a very long head tube. As a result I had to knock out the spring pin that keeps the head from coming off to get extra travel. Once that was done it worked like a charm.
                Should have bought this years ago and saved many expensive trips to my LBS for head set installation.
                The tools is very well made, breaks down into an easy to store linear shape and includes a durable nylon pouch to keep it all together. It is far superior to a cobbled together set up of nuts, washers and threaded rod that I used earlier this year.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great headset press, esp for the price

                By J VIC

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Grip
                • Rugged
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Keep In the Garage
                  • Mountain Bikes
                  • Road Bikes

                  Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

                  very pleased, get the job done and I don't need to go begging at LBS.

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                  5.0

                  Review Update

                  By WhiteBoi

                  from Hell

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Great value
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Too heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Shop Quality

                  Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

                  Well, after a few more installs, I found the 15mm? wrench flats at the end of the shaft to prevent the shaft from turning while turning the handle. I find this tool to be shop level quality. May be too much in fact. It's too heavy and too rugged. There really is no need to employ steel in the reducer couplings since this is not really a high force application.

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                  5.0

                  Great Tool for Price

                  By tiretread

                  from Sommersdorf, Germany

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Good Grip
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Keep In the Garage

                    Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

                    Bought this tool so I could put together my own bike frame up. Inexpensive but not a cheap tool. Very nice and does what it is supposed to do. I guess if you had a shop and were changing out headsets frequently you could splurge for the high end stuff but this fits my bill perfectly.

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