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MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cups posted by: JS on 2/2/2010 at 8:16:36 PM
Just sent a bunch of drum brake hubs out to the chromer. In order to clean out all the grease before the hit the acid vats of course the bearing cups were removed to facilitate degreasing.

So, how do you reinstall them? I think hitting the hub with a torch (which is how they were removed) is just going to blue the chrome and therefore ruin the whole thing.

Any ideas?


          RE:MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cupsposted by Keith Body on 2/3/2010 at 12:37:18 PM
Depends on how tight they are. If they came out with a little heat, try chilling them, and possibly pull them in with a nut and bolt through the hub. You may have a better tool, a press.

          RE:RE:MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cupsposted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 2/3/2010 at 12:48:00 PM
My thoughts too Keith. Throw the cups in the FREEZER... heat the hub with a hair dryer... see if then you can slip them together.

Offhand... did you mask off where they seat? I would hate to se an over-ambitious re-chrome lay even .001" in there.


Larry "Boneman" Bone - runnin' hot AND cold!
Dingmans Ferry, PA

          RE:MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cupsposted by Matthew on 2/3/2010 at 2:26:12 PM
Don't tell the Missus and put them in the oven on a low heat for 30 mins!

Matthew - cycling gormet

          RE:MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cupsposted by Kevin on 2/3/2010 at 6:23:24 PM
... And if she thinks her next cake tastes a little odd, ask for seconds.

          RE:MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cupsposted by Steve on 2/4/2010 at 9:10:01 AM
Well, I was going to ask if anyone had access to (or knew where I could acquire) a 12" diameter rim (Westwood or Westrick) that would take something like a 1.75 to 2.25 tyre (approx 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 inches in old fashioned talk), but the mention of cake knocked me off course a little.
Sorry JS, I should have started a new topic for this.
I'm still searching for a rod brake rim for my old Hopper tradebike (the one with very small forks), I almost solved the problem with a 14 x 1.20 moped rim....but it was just too big, when the tyre was fitted.
The search goes on and on and on !
p.s. A 12" diameter rim takes a 16" tyre....this subject has been an education for me !

          RE:MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cupsposted by Matthew on 2/4/2010 at 11:25:10 AM
Yes Steve and 26" wheels are 23" diameter

Matthew - I get a round.

          RE:MISC:   Installing Hub Bearing Cupsposted by Steve on 2/4/2010 at 2:10:45 PM
That's the problem when you starting mixing moped wheel sizes with bicycle wheel sizes, my head was spinning....but not the wheel !
JS, good luck with your bearing cups.

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