- Anthem bearing replacements
Okay so the anthem creaks annoyingly, whipping out the shock looks like the bottom bearings could do with being replaced. I’ve seen katec sells then for approx £35 so how hard / long will it take?
I’ve got torq 12 aug bank hol and could do with the bike for then ( got a trail hard tail as back up) but in morzine for a week on the dh bike so I’m limited in time frame.
Other factor is this will be its last major outing as I will be replacing with a 2014 bike when they are out soon.
I could just leave it. Not sure i could cope for racing 6 hours on it creaking away…Posted 4 years agobruders338Member
pretty straight forward.. not a major drama if you damage the bearing on the way out just be careful not to damage the housing.
ideally with a press but if needs be use a threaded bar nuts an some washers.
or the cowboy way of a socket than sits on the outer cup of the bearing rather than the dust seal. and tap gently until home.Posted 4 years agosoulboyMember
I’ve just replaced mine and the job doesn’t take long with the proper tools. You may end up damaging bearing seats and/or new bearings if you bodge it (guilty!). Katec have presses for the two smaller sizes on the Anthem and they make the job a breeze. I’ve seen a tool by RRP: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/tools/cycling-tools/bearing-cup-press/product/review-rapid-racer-products-bearing-press-extraction-tool-bpet-11-44844Posted 4 years ago
The RRP tool works out more expensive, once you’ve factored in the adapters, but its cheaper than a damaged frame!
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