I have a 1996 Klein Pulse II hardtail frame. It has the integrated bottom bracket which is in need of service. Unlike conventional bottom brackets, these BBs are pressed in.
This frameset was one of the last of the Chehalis Washington made framesets before they were acquired by Trek. I've been on the Klein website but there is no technical info on items prior to '99. In addition, they are referring me to my local dealers which don't offer much in the way of insight on the older framesets.
There was once a local bike shop in my area that was authorized Klein and was properly equipped to deal with these BBs, but that shop has since gone out of business.
Anyone have any tech info on how to service/replace these bearings?
I do have access to a hydraulic press and the currently installed cartridge bearings clearly have visable part #s.
Is this as simple as pressing out the old bearings and replacing with new cartridge bearings? Is there any special tools necessary?
Any help appreciated.