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I have a new Chris King headset that I would like to stall on a new frame. I have the Park cup press (HHP-2), but not the King adapters. I obviously don't want to ruin a new headset doing something stupid, but I would save the $30 dollars on the adapters if it doesn't really make a difference. Has anyone had good or bad experience trying this?

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bikephilly said:
I have a new Chris King headset that I would like to stall on a new frame. I have the Park cup press (HHP-2), but not the King adapters.
If you don't have the King adapters, just remove all the adapters and use the flat faces of the press. The press won't be self-centering, so you'll have to line up the press shaft manually, which is not that difficult. I've installed several Chris King headsets this way, and had no problem.
 

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Mark McM said:
If you don't have the King adapters, just remove all the adapters and use the flat faces of the press. The press won't be self-centering, so you'll have to line up the press shaft manually, which is not that difficult. I've installed several Chris King headsets this way, and had no problem.
I put mine in this way without problems (though we did have to be careful about the centering, as Mark said).
 
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