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Old 03-23-11, 06:51 AM
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Double check with Mel at Tandems East, as he's certainly done this many times and talked clients or bike shop techs through the process for 20 years now.

It can be a brute force kind of thing as best as I recall. Given the bearings are being replaced, you can usually get the process started by using the axle to drive out one of the bearings, and then go back and get the other one with a drift. You just need to protect the axle-end from being damaged by using a plastic mallet or a block of wood and your dead blow hammer. Yeah, it ruins the bearing, but you're replacing those anyway.

If you'd like to read up on what folks have done in the past and what guidance they received from Burley, et al, these two archived postings from Hobbes cover the basics.
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