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Headset Cup Press

Regular price £26.00

Headset Cup Press Tool

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This tool is designed to install the cups that hold the headset bearings on many brands of bicycle.

The tool consists of a pair of spacers (sometimes called drifts) machined to match the bearing’s inside and outside diameters, and a 300mm threaded rod to pull the spacers together.

The drifts are sold in pairs and can be purchased with either T-bar handles or simple nuts. The T-bar handles make the tool super-easy to use, and comes with thrust bearings to make the pressing action as smooth and as controlled as possible. The nuts are a functional and cheaper option and are used with normal spanners. Both handle types are compatible with all of our other presses, and any other manufacturer’s spacer that features an 8mm hole.

The drifts feature a number of stepped diameters (25.7mm, 29.6mm, 35.8mm and 47.5mm) to suit 1”, 1 1/8”, 1 1/4” and 1.5” headset cups from most manufacturers.  The stepped design ensures the press remains centred on the cups.

  • We design and sell a wide variety of bearing pullers and presses for bikes
  • Shipping is fast and free in the UK
  • Combined shipping for international customers buying more than of our extractors or presses


How To Use

Two drifts are supplied. The stepped shape of the drift ensures that the press remains centred on the cup.

  1. Grease headset cups lightly before installing. 
  2. Tightening the nuts or handles draws the drifts together, pressing the bearing into place.

    For best results install one cup at a time.



    We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day

    Orders within the UK will be shipped by Royal Mail First Class

    International orders are welcomed and will be shipped by Royal Mail International Standard (Airmail). Delivery times vary but are typically 2-3 days within Europe and 5-10 days worldwide

    Shipping to the US or Canada?  Why not order from our sister site BearingProToolsUSA.com for quicker delivery from our US-based stock!



    Our tools can be selected either by the bearing size or by the bearing's standard reference code.

    Standard references take the form of a three or four digit number, such as 688, or 6902 for example. These codes are often moulded onto the bearing's seal. You might see something like 6902-2RS on the seal. The first digits are the standard reference.  The second part (2RS in this case) refers to the seal type and doesn't matter for tool selection.

    Alternatively, tools can be selected by their inside (ID) and outside (OD) diameters and width.

    Note that each tool is specific to one bearing size and can’t be used on bearings with different dimensions.

    If you need any help then please feel free to email us.