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Do it yourself bearing cup press

#26 2011-12-30 10:55pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

79mongoose wrote:

i just use a chunk of old oak to hit them in. doesnt scratch, dent or marr anything and i didn't spend a penny!

I use to do it that way.  For me, the bearing cup is much quicker and more precise.  That is my payoff.


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#27 2011-12-31 4:05am

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

Here's mine........

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk131/matsoki/P1050341.jpg

Crap pic, but you get the idea.....


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#28 2012-01-03 9:26pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

marked, thanks for the walk through

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#29 2012-04-02 6:27pm

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This is awesome - great tutorial.  Going to Lowe's to get my stuff tomorrow.  Many thanks!


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#30 2012-04-02 6:39pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

Huh... I always use to just put a piece of 2x4 against it and whack it with a hammer untill it looked good, flip over and repeat. Never had a problem...

I think I'll try it like this next time looks to be more "bike friendly".

cool


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#31 2012-04-03 9:38pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

Well I went to my friend's with a press and he was too busy so I brought it home and put some grease on each piece and 2 whacks with a rubber mallet......http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/BiggieFL/MCS/001-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/BiggieFL/MCS/005-2.jpg


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#32 2012-04-29 6:25pm

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The homemade press worked beautifully! Thanks for the great information. coolcool


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#33 2012-10-08 1:40pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

marked


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#34 2012-10-08 3:01pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

I don't use the wood.  Washers work fine.  But that's essentially the same as mine


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#35 2012-10-08 6:02pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

sithlord3 wrote:

I don't use the wood.  Washers work fine.  But that's essentially the same as mine

Yeah, like I said, you can skip the wood part- if you are using it on metal cups.  I have used the blocks with annodized and painted cups with no marking at all on the finishes.  Just keep that in mind when you are installing those parts.

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#36 2012-10-08 6:10pm

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Don't mean to step in  but I think I just saw a Sean Penn/Chris Penn back to back post.lol

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#37 2012-10-08 6:44pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

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Don't mean to step in  but I think I just saw a Sean Penn/Chris Penn back to back post.lol

Nice catch!  lol


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#38 2012-10-08 7:03pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

Use hockey pucks instead of wood... wood just splitted in half today, i used my old hockey pucks, worked like a charm!


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#39 2012-10-08 7:56pm

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Very cool!  Now, if I only had some old hockey pucks laying around....


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#40 2012-10-08 9:30pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

rocketman24 wrote:

Don't mean to step in  but I think I just saw a Sean Penn/Chris Penn back to back post.lol

-----  tongue  It's funny how that turned out...  lol     just saw that thread (CT-175 Install) about the guy having trouble installing cranks and noticed this thread...


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#41 2020-10-15 6:12am

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

Checking back in on this because I used the BB tool again this weekend.  I used to hate bottom brackets but now they are no problem.  CMB, thank you again!!!

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#42 2020-10-15 9:53am

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

That is good tool idea.cool

On some that fit tight I've taken sandpaper or a dremel to the outside of the cups so they start easier and straighter. It's like the plating on the headset cups is sometimes thicker and it's just enough that they don't want to start straight.

Done the same thing for BB cups too. Had some that felt like there was no way they were going to slide in right out of the package.

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#43 2020-10-29 7:03pm

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Re: Do it yourself bearing cup press

I use two different sized vices I bought from Harbor freight. I use the smaller one for BBs and the larger for HTs. I’ve got hardwood flooring so I took some felt adhesive pads cut them to line the inside of the vice. Works like a charm.

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