Headset Tools

Cup and Baseplate Press Tools
Chris King headset cup press tools and baseplate (also known as the crown race) setting tool adaptors protect your headset's bearings and baseplate during installation and ensure that all press fits are even and straight.

Each set includes both press adaptors and baseplate setting tool adaptors for 1", 1-1/8", 1-1/4", and 1.5" sizes. Press adaptors are available for use with Bicycle Research™, Campagnolo™, Hozan™, Park™, Pedro's™, VAR™ and many other headset cup presses.

Reaming and Facing Tools
Head tube preparation is an important and often overlooked element related to headset performance. Chris King reaming and facing tools ensure the critical bicycle headtube dimensions necessary for optimum headset performance and longevity. These shop-specific tools are designed and built in-house.

Chris King reaming and facing tool kits are available in two different configurations, each catering to a specific range of head tube sizes. Note that the Large Diameter kit requires pieces from the Small Diameter kit to function properly.

Compatible Tool Stocks
Park Tool HTR-1 or HTR-1B

Small Diameter “SD” InSet kit:
Reaming: 1-1/8” InSet (44.00 mm head tube ID)
Facing: External bearing headtubes in 1”, 1-1/8” and 1-1/4”; 1-1/8” InSet (44.00 mm head tube ID)
Tools included: SD Reaming Tool, SD Facing tool, SD Head Tube Bushing, SD Reamer Stop Plate, Reaming and Facing Nut, SD Guide Cone

Large Diameter “LD” InSet kit:
Reaming: 1.5” InSet (55.95 mm head tube ID)
Facing: External bearing headtubes in 1-1/8”, 1-1/4” and 1.5”; 1.5” InSet (55.95 mm head tube ID)
Tools included: LD Reaming Tool, LD Facing Tool, LD Head Tube Bushing, LD Reamer Stop Plate, LD Guide Cone Adaptor