• I'm trying to "bash" out a set of cartridge bearings at present doing exactly whats shown here. I've also seen videos on line where people hold the hub by hand, tap the axle and the opposite side bearing falls out as if held in by Blu-Tack. This does not happen for me.

    The first post here says gently tap the axle. My rubber mallet is now getting scared from bashing the damn thing. How hard can I hit this without damaging the wheel?

    Also will pouring boiling water over the hub shell to make it expand cause any damage to the wheel?

    I wish I'd stuck to loose ball bearings!

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