Lost a ball bearing inside the hub.. help !
well I decided to play wrench again, and after re-packing my bottom bracket, and re-packing my front hub bearings... I decided to do the back hub... easy to take all apart.. cleaned everything real well, and went to put it all back together, and noticed I was one ball short (insert laugh track here)... I looked all over... adn there is no way it could have disappeared where I was working... I figured that since the bike was pretty old.. that maybe it had been missing forever.. and I just didn;t know it.... sooo.. I went to the LBS today at lunch and they gave me a new ball to put in there... one old wrench that was in there said that it is a good possibility that missing ball may have fallen into the middle of the hub into a machined out groove.... this sounds highly probable to me, as a few fell straight thru the axle hole, and even a few stuck in there, that I pushed out with a thin screwdriver... my question is... after I take it apart again to get to the axle hole... how do I get that bearing out if it is in there ? it's a pretty tight hole... a small screwdriver or somethign similar... if it is in there it is probably prettysticky, as the grease was like 13 years old, and nasty sticky, and brown like chocolate....
thanks.. lemme know if you have any good ideas :-)