Wheels MFG are best known for their bearing press set which, while not cheap, is much less eye-wateringly expensive than many other options out there, and a beautiful piece of tooling. At Eurobike, they were showing a couple of new tools, along with their range of bottom brackets and mech hangers.
Last year I decided to learn how to use a metal lathe and three axis mill, and in the process made my own bearing press out of an acme screw, some aluminium bar and brass rod. It was a first attempt, has a wonky cut here and there, and is nowhere near as nice as these. Funnily enough though, one year on I still haven’t turned an entire set of drifts from delrin. Therapeutic as lathes are (they really are!), making so many similar objects is tedious unless you’re experienced enough to work as fast and efficiently as possible. Wheels MFG’s stepped drift is a really clever idea.
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