Re: [CR]Campy pista hub question

(Example: Framebuilding)

Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 09:59:08 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy pista hub question
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In-Reply-To: <> wrote:
> I have a 1967 (date on both nuts) campy Record Pista rear
> hub and wonder how does one remove the dust seal over the bearings?
> the seal is chrome, and has one hole in it. The young kid at the LBS
> shook his head and stated that I always bring in weird old stuff that
> he has no idea about.
> I've thought about using an awl like a drift and gently tap with
> hammer but I'd rather not mess it up.

The typical method is to use a flat bladed screwdriver to carefully pry it out, slowly working the blade around the circumference.

Another tool that works well is the SunTour sealed bearing cartridge puller, available in the early 80s to remove the bearings from sealed SunTour (and other) hubs:


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA