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Hi All,

Some of you might know that I’m a bit “keen” when it comes to working on my bike(s), some might even say it’s an illness :-) Acquiring bike specific tools is also a sick obsession of mine.

Recently my Campag Neutron wheels needed a bit of TLC as it was feeling rough when spinning, the hub bearings definitely need servicing, so I thought why not do it myself & in the process got a bit “carried away” in buying some fancy tools to do jobs properly - punch, bearing extractor, hub bearing press tools etc.

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Needless to say, it made the job(s) of servicing/replacing my Campag cup/cone bearings hubs a lot, lot easier, it would also work well on seal bearings hub too, it’s almost a pleasure to do it now rather than being a PITA job.

Now I have these tools which will hopefully last me a life time & it would be a shame not to get it use more often :-)

Therefore, if any club members of the Joanins have wheels that needs work on the hub bearing, then give me a buzz & we can see what I can do.
Obviously this is just my desperate attempt to get the chance to mess about with my new tools, NO charges involve, you just pay for any parts needed & we can do the job together if you fancy giving it a go. I’m telling you, taking a hammer to your lovely carbon wheels hub certainly does raise your heart rate to a new level :-) I think it’s an experience every cyclist should have!

Also, some of the tools I have are Campagnolo wheels specific with the cup/cone, ball bearing types, so for those of youse with higher end Campag wheels i.e Zonda, Eurus, Shamal, Bora etc & Fulcrum equivalent. Then I have these tools especially if you want to extract any damage cups that need replacing that are pressed solidly into the hubs.

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The need to ride our winter bike is upon us & it would make sense/good practice to examining your summer wheels to see if it needs some TLC before storage or winter ones so to face the harsh road conditions of winter.

Cheers

Chung

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Impressive ....does it come with a hammer included?

 

My Planet X cheapo carbon tubs are currently in bits and have to confess the replacement bearings are going to be hammered in with a DIY drift, what could possibly go wrong.........the only actual fun thing I remember about Campag maintenance were all the "work arounds" you needed to devise to avoid paying for specific tools - your taking all the fun out of it!

 

Enjoy...it does look mighty impressive.

 

 

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45 minutes ago, DavieB said:

Impressive ....does it come with a hammer included?

 

My Planet X cheapo carbon tubs are currently in bits and have to confess the replacement bearings are going to be hammered in with a DIY drift, what could possibly go wrong.........the only actual fun thing I remember about Campag maintenance were all the "work arounds" you needed to devise to avoid paying for specific tools - your taking all the fun out of it!

 

Enjoy...it does look mighty impressive.

 

 

Davie, you're absolutely right about Campag specific tools ......... but what can I say, I'm a sucker for it :-)

I was absolutely bricking it when I had to hammer the cups out of the carbon hub, that's with the proper tool too.

Geez your wheel/bearings & I'll press it in for you or if you can wait, I can bring the tools with me at the soon to be AGM & we can mess about with it then?

Cheers

3 hours ago, Jannza said:

I have some wheels which could do with TLC, will look them out and send you a pm.

Jann, no problem - but you need to clean it first :-)

2 hours ago, PaulL said:

I have a wheel off an Isla bike which is need to help Chung lots of play around bearings, let me know ill drop it into you :)

Paul, I'll send you my work address & you can drop it over if it suits!

Chung

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Chung,

Planet X tubs are for cross on Sunday - if I can't get the replacement bearings in time, the old ones cleaned and lubed will be going back in with HAMMER. If all goes wrong I am reduced to clinchers.

Cheers for the offer.....

  

 

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You’re absolutely right Chung, changing bearings without the correct tools can be a real pita. Campag Zonda and above are normally tool free maintenance for bearings and cones. New cups though, that is serious - never had to do it.

Great that you’ve got all the kit though. 

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3 minutes ago, Darryl Gunson said:

You’re absolutely right Chung, changing bearings without the correct tools can be a real pita. Campag Zonda and above are normally tool free maintenance for bearings and cones. New cups though, that is serious - never had to do it.

Great that you’ve got all the kit though. 

Darryl, I think I’m just unlucky with my pair of Neutron Ultra, only 2 summer use & already the front non-drive side bearing, cup & cone was in a right state. Not to mention had to replace the free hub ratchet spring last year as well :-0

If you ever need to replace the cups on your Zondas, let me know & you’re welcome to use the tools if you want a bash :-)

 

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Cheers  Chung, thanks for the offer. To avoid major overhauls the trick  is to swap the bearings out once in a while before cups and cones get pitted. I would usually buy best quality free bearings and slot then into the race - cheapskate that I am.

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3 minutes ago, martin said:

Nice one Chung. Get one of these next?

 

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Nice one Martin,

:grin: There was a set for sale on EBay a while ago, it went for crazy money, just like this:

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......... I don’t think so :-)

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18 minutes ago, Richard said:

Chung, if you buy anything else before the end of the year, I'm going to organise an intervention in the clubrooms.

Mind, not even a cone spanner!

:-P

Surely you can make an exception for this wee tool :-)

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Didn’t get to ride today, so thought I’ll do some maintenance on my bike!

But it seems I’ve ran out of bikes to clean so thought I’d have a go at my new coffee machine instead 🙂

All machine deserves some TLC in my opinion 🙂

I know coffee & road cycling have a real & historic connections, but upon opening up the “grinding mechanism” for some deep cleaning, I was met with what look not unlike a rear wheel free-hub ratchet ........ the similarity is beyond doubt 🙂 

Well, the fact that I had to use my Park-Tool 10mm socket to get the nut off & my Pedro long nose pliers felt as if I was working on one of my bikes 🙂

.......... sorry, I think I’ve got too much time on my hand 😕

Cheers

 

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