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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Does anyone have one of these tools that I could borrow/ buy. I just bought a C Record front hub and can't get the alloy caps off to service the guts - I daren't prize them for fear of damaging the somewhat immaculate alloy surfaces! :shock:

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Happy to pay Recorded postage both ways if you have one you could lend me for a day or two.

Many thanks,

Craig


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Hi, I can't help directly, but I've read about people using a repurposed tool, I recall a car battery terminal 'remover' or similar?
First one on a search : https://www.tomtop.com/p-k4050.html?cur ... GB_Catalog


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:43 pm 
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Thanks for that. Funny as I used to work as a mechanic and had thought about a hub puller type tool but of course had never seen one small enough for bike hubs.

I think that this might just work!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Van-Wiper ... Sw-KFXdiia

Any thoughts??


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Can offer no help but very interested to find out if that tool works. My CR hubs are silky smooth but I'll wear them out one day...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:17 pm 
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looks easy enough to make http://picssr.com/photos/foxbedlavender ... 783456@N08


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm 
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... Only if you have a supply of chrome-plated unobtanium, a sonic screwdriver and Campagnolo's patent "added value" machine.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:05 pm 
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Even more nerve-racking with the high flange versions I suspect! Possibly an even more expensive tool required...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:00 pm 
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mdvineng wrote:


IF you have an engineering brain and the tools for the job!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:52 am 
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I've ordered one of those battery terminal removers from ebay - £6 odds - i'll let you know how it goes . .

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:57 am 
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Update:

The battery terminal tool worked to perfection! The alloy dustcaps were
pretty well fused with the hub shell, but it pulled them out with ease.

Many thanks for all your suggestions,

Craig


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