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by dottigirl
11 Apr 2015, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

Well, Bike Factory has never emailed me back as above. Recycle in Surbiton have said they'll have a look at the freehub to see if it's worth having anything done to it. Once the bearing is out, you will see the code number etched on it. Buy new bearings, these people are good. http://simplybearings....
by dottigirl
5 Apr 2015, 12:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

gaz wrote:Fulcrum RT-013, £34.99.


Weirdly, that one has external pawls, so it's not that one, thanks. Unless they've used the wrong photo?

EDIT: have emailed them to ask.
by dottigirl
4 Apr 2015, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

Thanks again. Ummm...how can I confirm what the freehub is please? As mentioned, the specs of the wheelset don't match any of the Fulcrum documents for 5 or 7 (the pawls are exposed). However, now I've managed to get the freehub off the wheel, it resembles the Racing Sport's RT-013. Can't find it fo...
by dottigirl
4 Apr 2015, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

Thanks Brucey, you were right. Today, I popped to Greenford. On advice, I had a go at the NDS hex in the vise...and promptly broke my not-cheap hex. Used one of their Park Tools, and with ominous noises (everyone in the room looked around, and there were a few gasps), it came loose. Yay! :) Or not.....
by dottigirl
3 Apr 2015, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

The part between the bearings is a spacer and can be pushed aside so there is plenty room to place your screwdriver or whatever. Push in with a socket which fits the outer ring. You don't need any specific or expensive tool. Not so for these wheels/hubs. Nothing would move at all. Hi there, If the ...
by dottigirl
3 Apr 2015, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

Update: I managed to borrow a bearing puller from a clubmate. First, while I was at his place we set to on the Easton EA50 SL freehub. https://www.flickr.com/photos/102104766@N08/16995860846/ Using the puller, it took two of us to get the bearings out. The inner bearing was seized so solidly, the i...
by dottigirl
29 Mar 2015, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

Thanks to everyone so far. Buy the right ones and you might only need two bearing removers. But they ain't cheap. I've been looking at the most troublesome bearing on the Fulcrum 5.5s, and there's hardly any angle or 'ledge' at all to sit a screwdriver, hook, drift or key onto. In fact, the inside o...
by dottigirl
28 Mar 2015, 11:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

gaz wrote:Suntour TA-340 is a very simple version of a bearing extractor tool.


How does that work please?

gaz wrote:Getting them out is the easy bit, with the right tools.


Great. :(
by dottigirl
28 Mar 2015, 11:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

Do many bike whels use these type of sealed bearings? I guess its saves worrying about over tightning the cones etc, are these sealed bearing wheels only found on high end bikes? One set are the OE Fulcrum 5.5s, the other Eastons. I don't think either set were worth much over £200 when new, if that...
by dottigirl
28 Mar 2015, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Re: Tools for drifting out bearings

Thanks Paulatic.

Unfortunately, that technique won't work as the axles aren't shouldered.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/102104766 ... 314863604/
by dottigirl
28 Mar 2015, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Keeper for Cleaning Chain?
Replies: 32
Views: 6172

Re: Chain Keeper for Cleaning Chain?

I'm all for the 'taking everything off', but when I'm not at home, I don't have my tools. Therefore useful tools I have are: a pack of baby wipes (not Huggies) two old toothbrushes tapes together so the bristles face lube I baby wipe the chain then run the chain through the toothbrushes which cleans...
by dottigirl
28 Mar 2015, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tools for drifting out bearings
Replies: 33
Views: 6236

Tools for drifting out bearings

I have two wheelsets that need cartridge bearings drifted out and replaced. LBS quotes I've had are more than the wheelsets are worth. None of the axles are shouldered. I've researched what tools I need and watched multiple videos. There appears to be four main techniques, each requiring different t...
by dottigirl
28 Mar 2015, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Being let down.......slowly - a novel experience
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Being let down.......slowly - a novel experience

I've had the same thing happen a few times - the valve is now my number 1 suspect for any flat tyres at home.
by dottigirl
16 Jun 2012, 1:47pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: A comprehensive list of stolen bikes?
Replies: 4
Views: 43421

A comprehensive list of stolen bikes?

(Please let me know if there is a thread which already covers this.) I've been looking at some secondhand bikes on Gumtree and eBay etc which I strongly suspect are stolen - e.g. just Google 07960930284: four bikes, two names, loads of credible reasons for sale - and tried to check them out, looking...