(clipped) On Jul 31, 2005, at 12:13 PM, Jan Heine wrote:
> 1. This sounds like a pressed-in BB, maybe similar to the Herse type?
> In that case, removing the BB destroys the bearings. (You can press in
> bearings using a special tool - basically a ring that presses on both
> inner and outer race at the same time. But to remove the bearings, you
> hammer on the BB spindle until the bearing on one side comes out.)
This isn't necessarily true. Hammering them out will certainly damage the bearings, but in most cases they can be pressed out using the proper tool with no damage. Maybe not relevant, if you have to remove them you might as well put in new ones. They aren't all that expensive...............
For those in the PDX area that might need to use it, I have an old Klein tool plus some extra bits made to adapt it to some other applications.