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ok, how the hell do i get old bearing race off? I did quick search and it looks like i need a tool for like $400 or a welder to heat it up. any other good trick to get it off?

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The right tool for the job. Being down under you probably don't have easy access to a dealer but that is where I would go and just see if you could borrow it. Haul your unit there so you use it with them looking on.
 

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don't think they would be to happy to help me. why would they help me fix my own bike where they could do it for me and make money? but i will try it if i won't find any other way. thanks
 

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I've had to cut them off of stems before - very carefully. You don't want to damage the stem, but if you can cut most of the way through them with a small cutting wheel, usually a good cold chisel will break through the rest of the way.
 

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yeah, true. but i'm hoping to get it done myself. was thinking to try to do that like that guy... just cut it with a grinder.. is it bad idea?
 

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Gandalf, I've always just used a small hammer and a pin punch to drift them in. Go gently and work your way around the race so it goes in straight, like picpoc said.
 

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hi, so i got new bearings in. put bike together and it was all fine. But after few days of riding i have noticed that the flat bolt that keeps the stem and bearings in place tighten itself by about half a turn. is it normal? thought that i may missed a washer or something but it looks like everything is there. at the moment i worry that if that keeps tightening it will stuff my bearings again.
 
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