You don't need to freeze the races to install them. I have done a few All Balls steering bearing installs by freezing the races in my freezer, and I have done a few without freezing the races and I have found no difference in installing the races in the bike frame or the steering stem. Both ways the races just tapped in easily. I don't believe that by putting the races in your kichen freezer that they get cold enough to make much of a difference as a kichen freezer doesn't get cold enough. You would have to put the races in some dry ice to shrink the races enough for then to just drop in. Not worth the effort as they install easily at room temps.Baron said:You should watch the DVD's from Fred Harmon...he shows you hot to do it and you will need to freeze the races and bearings and the stem assembly to get the parts to "shrink" from the cold so they will go in easier.