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Old 01-18-07, 11:38 AM   #1
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Cost of changing out bearings?

I dont have a bearing press and I have a cartridge bearing dragging in my rear hub. I was thinking about getting some ceramic enduro bearings for $h!t$ and giggles and trying them out since they probably will need to be replaced anyways.

Any idea how much a bike shop charges to rebuild a hub with new cartridge bearings?
How about a Shimano external BB?

FYI, these are the kinds of bad ideas I come up with when it is sleeting outside and gets dark early. I cant wait for spring, when I can just ride the stupid thing everyday!
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Old 01-18-07, 11:59 AM   #2
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I changed my bearings out using a drift to drive them out. Then I used a socket of the appropriate size to drive them in on the outer races.

Worked perfect and took me about 10 minutes a wheel.

If you go the LBS route, it shouldn't be too much. Maybe an hours worth of labor max.
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