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Old December 12th, 2011, 7:42 AM   #1
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Default BB Removal and preservation - Re-usable?

Hi all,

While the pressed-in BB in my 1990 Wicked is just fine (probably only has a couple hundred miles on it), I really want to get the frame re-painted or powdercoated. Is it possible to remove the bearings without completely wrecking them if you are careful and have the right tools?

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Old December 12th, 2011, 8:16 AM   #2
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yes...

this topic is thoroughly covered by many members of the forum in detail

just do a search

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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/showthr...ction+is+nifty

Scroll down to what Rody has to say on this one; I think it's covered well here.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, I think I found what I was looking for. Looks like if I'm careful I can pop everything out and re-install without destroying my perfectly good bearings.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 2:31 PM   #5
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just make sure you make good contact with the punch on the bearing surface...
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