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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:29 am 
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Does anyone know if the bearings are removable form the headset cups on a Ringle headset:

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You can get access to the bearings to re-grease etc however the bearing unit does not seem to ‘fall out’ as a whole easily:

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Has anyone successfully removed the bearing units from the headset cups without any damage?

I ask this as I am keen to re anodise the headset cups

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:43 pm 
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They are not meant to come out, but they can be removed if you're very very careful. An expending puller is ideal, other careful way of holding and a press also work. Heating the al cups with a heatgun helps greatly.
Note though that the bearings were custom made by SKF so if you damage one you won't be able to get a replacement.
Careful with the re-ano though, as if they etch off too much taking the old ano off, the bearings will be loose forever.
I may have some NOS black 1 1/8 cups somewhere, but I'd have to be motivated to look...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Thanks for the info elite504. exactly what I was looking for but not what I wanted to hear :)

I think I will leave them as they are, i don’t want to damage a nice part for the sake of a colour change.

I don’t suppose you have a Ringle seat collar (32 / 31.8mm) that I could motivate you to find by any chance :)

Thanks again

Dan


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:31 pm 
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No problem Dan. I'm afraid all my 31.8 collars are now sold though :-(


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Np, thanks anyhow :mrgreen:


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