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  • Uberbike BB replacement bearings – tool?
  • Premier Icon phil5556
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    I’ve got new bearings on the way for an Uberbike GXP BB. Uberbike say I need something like the hope BB tool to get the old bearings out, Facebook says I can tap them out easily with a socket.

    Who’s right?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    Both.

    Premier Icon crazyjenkins01
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    Depends if you’re just replacing the bearings or the whole BB

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    Both

    Cool, I’ll have a go with a socket and a gentle tap 🙂


    @crazyjenkins01
    just the bearings. Although I assume I’ll have to take the BB out to swap them over.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    We have a set of bearing pullers with a sliding hammer, pulled them out very easy without removing the bottom bracket.
    Hardest part was removing the GXP spacer without damaging it

    Premier Icon binman
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    Hope BB tools worked for me.

    Easier to change the bearings with the BB out and watch out you don’t damage the plastic ‘ ‘top hats’

    Premier Icon endomick
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    Just curious, did you order new top hats as well, my bearings are fine for now, but eventually I’ll be doing the same job on my ht2 one.

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    @endomick yes I did. Well I thought I did. But having just checked the order I only ordered one 😂
    Hopefully at least one of them is still good!

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    We reused the top hats on ours as they were still good.

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    Good to know Tracey 🙂

    The one on my bike that went in the bin (in hindsight I probably should have kept it..) one of the top hats was snapped, one was fine.

    Assuming the bearings arrive tomorrow I’ll hopefully get them & chain ring swapped over 🙂

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The hope tool isn’t much more than a socket with benefits tbh.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    We took a ceramic one of a bike we were selling and the bearings were spinning as good as it was when new 3 years earlier. Its on the shelf in the garage waiting for one of Abigales mates to come down and fit it to his bike or to pull the bearings out and put them in his.

    Premier Icon binman
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    The hope tool isn’t much more than a socket with benefits tbh.

    Benefits make it very easy though.

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    Done.

    Came out easily with a 21mm (?) and new ones back in with a bigger one.

    I opened up the new ceramic bearings and pushed some extra grease in, hopefully will last a bit longer this time 🤞

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