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 18 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (7)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Keep in the garage (11)
  • Road bikes (4)
  • Mountain bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

Nice quality tool

By foresty

from CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Grip
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keep In the Garage

    Comments about Nashbar Headset Press:

    I used the Nashbar Headset Press tool to install headset onto new road frame. I didn't have any issue with the tool.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works fine

      By Acedude

      from Birmingham, AL

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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

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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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              (12 of 12 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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              If you build it you will need it

              By David A.

              from Oceanside CA.

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                  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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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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