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« on: February 21, 2013, 08:52:22 PM »

Hi
 Today I had to remove some old "bearing cups" from a steeringhead /headstock and remembered an old trick that I thought may be useful to someone.
When renewing taper bearings in a steeringhead / headstock I find that if I weld a short piece of, say 6mm  roundbar, across the inside faces of the bearing cup I can then slide a length of suitable diameter tube inside the steeringhead / headstock and gently tap it against the bar thats welded in. This pushes out the old cup nice and evenly, when you've done the first one just repeat process on the second one...easy peasy  Cool
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what do you mean, I cant do that !! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 09:14:06 PM »

What a great tip TP Smiley    Recon we should have a dedicated post for usefull workshop tips at the top of the page ........ whadaya think Mr MM ?
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 09:50:55 PM »

Why not.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 11:10:13 AM »

Ok, bit quiet this topic, so i thought id add one.
Brake piston refitting.
Once or twice i've had cause to rebuild a brake calliper. The single most difficult job ive found, after all the cleaning, replacing seals, piston etc (Big Red are recommended for spares kits) is to get the piston back in past the outer dust seal without tearing it.
Quite simply, rig up a low pressure airline to the feed line or bleed nipple( if you use the nipple you'll obviously need to plug the brake line inlet).
Plop the lubricated piston on the dust seal roughly central. Apply some air to the calliper and hey presto, the dust seal inflates like a ballon, over the piston. Once youve done this, remove the air, and it's athen a simple job to push down the piston.
Simple, ive done this with a footpump and the wkshop air.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 01:56:19 PM »

Hi
 Today I had to remove some old "bearing cups" from a steeringhead /headstock and remembered an old trick that I thought may be useful to someone.
When renewing taper bearings in a steeringhead / headstock I find that if I weld a short piece of, say 6mm  roundbar, across the inside faces of the bearing cup I can then slide a length of suitable diameter tube inside the steeringhead / headstock and gently tap it against the bar thats welded in. This pushes out the old cup nice and evenly, when you've done the first one just repeat process on the second one...easy peasy  Cool

good tip, it also has the tendency via the heat, to loosen the outer, also making it easier 
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 02:02:04 PM »

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loosen your hacksaw blade off after use, the hacksaw will last a lot longer ,
when using a chisel put your thumb the same side as your fingers, not "around " the chisel, takes a little practice, but no more
splatted thumbs,
if u have to use an adjustable spanner, use it the right way round (yes there is one) it slips less,
cut away from you, not so obvious given the amount of cuts I have seen doing this),

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 04:44:56 PM »

cut away from you, not so obvious given the amount of cuts I have seen doing this),

My dad used to say "Always cut towards the other bloke"

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 06:31:06 PM »

loosen your hacksaw blade off after use, the hacksaw will last a lot longer.

-really?
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 02:24:06 AM »

yup
same goes for bandsaws
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2015, 10:06:40 AM »

Here's an old one: "Measure Twice - Cut Once"
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2015, 10:31:08 AM »

I tend to be Cut once, then change my mind.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2015, 12:12:11 PM »

 Grin Grin Me Too Andy  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 11:06:52 AM »

Needing to drill some small holes in a very awkward place I came up with this.
I made a morse taper/hex adapter to fit a small chuck and my Bosch power screwdriver. The RPM is a bit slow but if you take your time it works fine.
Best bit is it cost nowt. A chuck I already had, an offcut of round bar and a worn out cross point bit. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2015, 09:31:27 PM »

I needed to drill a hole on my bike a couple of weeks ago -that would've been perfect.
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