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Old 01-20-24, 11:35 AM
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Superbe pedal disintegrated bearing...

I'm rehabbing some Suntour Superbe pedals and have hit a snag. They were pretty crusty and the bearings were shot- got some new sealed bearings ready to go, but in removing the spindle the old bearings in on of the pedals disintegrated, leaving the outside sleeve in the pedal. Had it soaked in PB Blaster before (and again, now), but I can't get the sleeve to dislodge/budge. I can hook the end of a screwdriver/awl under the edge of the sleeve and try to pry it, but it ain't going nowhere. Any ideas?

Photo, which is pretty bad/useless, but, well....

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Try putting it in a vise, stuck sleeve end down. Angle a bladed screwdriver in from the other side and tap the screwdriver around the bottom rim of the bearing sleeve with a hammer.
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A heat and cold cycle may help. I donít think prying is a good method.
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This tool might also work. https://cycling.endurobearings.com/p...puller-8-25-mm

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I don't think that style of bearing puller will grab the outer race with any real force, even under normal circumstances I often need to jam a wedge of some sort between the jaws.

Heat will work, pull the race out while the body is at it's hottest (it might even fall out!).

From the photo, it looks like the inner edge of the race might be obstructed by the ID of the pedal body(?), so might be hard to push it out using a screwdriver from the other end.
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Originally Posted by dddd

From the photo, it looks like the inner edge of the race might be obstructed by the ID of the pedal body(?), so might be hard to push it out using a screwdriver from the other end.
Yeah, there's no way really to get 'behind' the stuck sleeve because the diameter of the hole is slightly smaller there- there's a 'step' that the bearing goes up against... I can get the tip of an awl into that tiny space, though. I'll give heat a try.

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I had the same issue with a pedal. After a few frustrating hours I ended up at my LBS. Using the proper tool it was out in less then 2 minutes. It was long time ago, I don't remember what tool they used.
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I just purchased this bearing puller kit. It will do the job. I removed a similar cup in a hub using this. Jim Merz
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Originally Posted by Portlandjim

I just purchased this bearing puller kit. It will do the job. I removed a similar cup in a hub using this. Jim Merz
Jeeze, that would make this one expensive pair of pedals!
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex
Jeeze, that would make this one expensive pair of pedals!
One doesn't need to purchase this set, just find a shop who has one! This tool is very common at good bike shops, it's almost required for working on full suspension MTBs. Jim Merz
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longer shot but I once rented a bearing puller for Automobile use that had a pretty tiny pull tip included in the kit. If you can't find an LBS with one or who will do this job give your local O'Reilly or AutoZone or NAPA shop a try.
And absolutely give HEAT a chance!

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How thick is that gap under the sleeve?

If it is big enough that a (thin?) washer could fit under, get one the same diameter as the sleeve and cut it in two; cut out the centre section so each piece can be inserted and then placed under the sleeve, one each side..
Then put a long machine screw through the hole/gap between the pair of washer halves, with a nut on each side of the halves.
Tighten the nuts to hold the washer halves in place and tap the sleeve out.
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Originally Posted by oneclick
How thick is that gap under the sleeve?

If it is big enough that a (thin?) washer could fit under, get one the same diameter as the sleeve and cut it in two; cut out the centre section so each piece can be inserted and then placed under the sleeve, one each side..
Then put a long machine screw through the hole/gap between the pair of washer halves, with a nut on each side of the halves.
Tighten the nuts to hold the washer halves in place and tap the sleeve out.
hmmm. The gap is pretty thin, but I wonder- maybe this would work
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I find this to be useful in youe sisuation you can usually get it on sale
https://www.harborfreight.com/slide-...ing+puller+set
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