I'm an "Old School" bike mechanic (I worked for 6 years in a shop - but it was - believe it or not - 30 years ago!). I still enjoy, own and work on older bikes - mostly with typical cups and cones.
I recently acquired a Pinarello with Gipiemmie hubs. They spin smooth - no play at all - but I'd still like to pull them apart for cleaning and lube.
These hubs have what appear to be pressed-in bearing units (please see picture).
Is there a special tool (or trick) to extract the bearing unit? (A confident hammer blow comes to mind - but I DON'T want to ruin them if there's a better way!)
I'm hoping someone out there's run across this type before. If not, I'll probably blow them out (to the extent possible) with compressed air and try to force white grease into the assemblies.
Many thanks in advance!