How To Remove Wheel Bearings

how to remove wheel bearings
    wheel bearings
  • The assemblies that permit smooth rotation between the wheel hub and spindle.
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anybody's bike book
anybody's bike book
One of the few books I bought as a young person and still the best book on bike repair. At least I never had need to look at any other book. It is written in the style of "How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" by John Muir and, like that book, was continually updated for the life of the author practically. This book explained things so well that I was able to do all my own repairs as a teenager, including replace brake cables, remove and clean the drive train, take apart the wheel hubs, the bottom bracket, the headset, then clean the bearings and repack with grease and get it all back together. The book essentially taught me the nuances of fixing anything by telling me how to go about working with tools and mechanical things, what to look out for and all the little details that save frustration like how to lay the bike down on a white towel so you can find all the bearings that pop out when you take the headset apart. It also warns you about things not to attempt like trying to true a wheel to anwhere near perfection. Other books of the '70s that lay down the foundation of my DIY life were "The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book" and "Living Poor With Style" by Ernest Callenbach, author of "Ecotopia". It was later reprinted, "updated" and defanged under the title "Living Cheaply With Style", which makes me wonder what happened to the word "poor". Books like these were friendly, follksy and subversive in that they encouraged independence from the system. I don't think the "for dummies" series can come close to how these books empowered me.
raleighrecord 23 parts.jpg
raleighrecord 23 parts.jpg
Everything pulled off the bike this weekend, excepting the cables, cable housings, chain, and miscellaneous bits, which are in the trash. One baggie contain small pieces of the larger parts shown, the other contains most of the bearings from the headset, so I can get exact replacements. Removing the rear fender was the most challenging part. There was a bolt connecting it to a bridge between the chainstays, but the nut was hidden within the bolt-on kickstand. So the fender couldn't be removed without taking out the kickstand, but the bolt on the kickstand was shrouded by the fender and there was no room for a wrench. I have no idea how they were put on. So I got the bolt loosened enough to expose a couple millimeters of thread, and I cut the head off with a Dremel cutting wheel. The fender got scratched up by the wheel, but in an area I intend to cut free to make room for the tire. I also cut the chain, which was not a waste of good chain given the condition of it and the gears.

how to remove wheel bearings