This is a late answer to your problem, but if you haven't figured away out of your dilema yet, call the Gary Fisher customer service and explain your problem to them. They'll give you some good answers and may even sell you the parts. Before I got the proper tools for the job I was able to press the bearings out using a large C clamp and deep sockets. Not the best way or the easiest, but it worked. Be careful and make sure everything is at 90 degrees before applying too much pressure.