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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:05 pm 
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and if you did it without damage to the seal, how easy was it and how did you do it?

I am refererring to step 8 and 9 here


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:26 pm 
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use a scalpel blade and its pretty easy. just take your time and try not to lever the whole seal off in on go, work round the edges.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:12 pm 
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I use a small needle and run it under the inner seal lip(next to the bit that spins) a little leverage and they just pop out,


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:13 pm 
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I use a stanley, jam it in the outer edge (as parallel with the seal as you can get it) and prise it up. They can be a bugger to flush trhough at times though.
BB30 service is it?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Done it on all sort of sizes.

I use a blunt thin pin to start it off normally.
Sharp pins can put a hole in the edge of the seals.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:14 pm 
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yep - you guessed it BB30 bearing are lumped - I reckon they're toast but will attempt to revive.

will have a go on Sat when it is light, too dark in garage to mess around.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:17 pm 
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with the above tips its pretty straignt forwrd, done it to loads of sizes of bearings, including BB30
(not a fan of the BB30 concept though)
also, grease the frame, grease the bearing faces where they contact the axle etc
should eliminate clicks


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Not sure why SRAM revived bb30 for mtb really should have stayed in the past, nothing but problems.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:46 pm 
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I use seal picks not these in particular but similar ones that cost the same price a few years back. Handy for allsorts of little faffy jobs.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:51 pm 
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i have a new set of them bearings you can have if you want em, they have a bit of surface corrosion where i left my nuts and bolts tin out in the rain, but they are essentially new. would brillo off if you were fussed.


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