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Suss Bearing Removal

1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
edited October 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi Guys,

Can anyone point me in the direction of a tool for removing my pivot bearings, think its called a drift but no joy finding one.

Cheers in Advance

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    a drift is just a bit of metal that is rod shaped.

    more info would be good. IE which bush/bearing and on what make model and year of bike.
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  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    Trance 2006, basically all the suspension bearings, can you buy a set of drifts?
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    edited October 2010
    Probably better to buy than steal. Ebay or a hardware shop. Check what sizes you need first.
    As Nick said - a drift is just a metal rod, normally knurled on one end to make it easier to hold, but any steel rod of roughly the right diameter will work.
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  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    Ok Thanks for the info guys.
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  • I think a lot of the Giant "bearings" are really plastic bushes. Anyway, depending on exactly what I am doing I find there is usually a socket in my tool set which is the right size for drifting out bearings.

    Keith.
  • diydiy Posts: 6,473
    before using a drift, I would get a frame schematic to check that there are no flanges in the frame to seat the bearings, that you will destroy by drifting the bearing out.

    I would always see if you can knock up a bolt vice press for removal.. you'll need one anyway to get the replacement bearings in straight.

    See example this was for bush removal, but the concept is the same:

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  • diy wrote:
    before using a drift, I would get a frame schematic to check that there are no flanges in the frame to seat the bearings, that you will destroy by drifting the bearing out.

    Good point. My Specialized has some pairs of bearings with a frame flange between them which makes getting the old bearing out quite tricky (without destroying it).

    Keith.
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