Vintage cartridge bearing press for old fisher mtb

red66toy

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Hey all,
Anyone on here with the press in cartridge bearing bottom brackets used on old Kleins and fishers and other vintage MTBs? I need to replace the bearings and spindle but don't have the right tool. What is everyone using for this job? Hammer and socket or a actual press?
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Alright, got a new spindle and bearings from Phil Wood. I attempted to do it with just a brass hammer and couldn't get it perfect. So I took it all apart. Next I set the non-drive side spindle-bearing length, put that in the bottom bracket. Now the plan is to build a little press to press in the drive side bearing while keeping the non-drive side settings stable. Nothing like making your own tools.
 

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Ok, lots of washers and a piece of pipe and I was in business. I over thought the press part of it and a C-clamp ended up being the missing piece to the puzzle. Project done and now the crank spins smoooooooth with no side to side movement.
 
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