I am wanting to change out my 609 bearings, which are steel, and replace with CeramicSpeed or enduro ceramics. Can anyone tell me the safest tool to use when extracting the end caps off this all-carbon wheel, which is the LIGHTWEIGHT STANDARD, by carbon sport?
Thanks a million for your reply in advance!
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FACT #1: TWO FACTORS ARE SWAYING ME TO DO NOTHING AT ALL, AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT. 1. THE WHEEL SPINS GREAT AS IT STANDS AT THIS MOMENT, THUS, I FEEL THIS IS PERHAPS NOT THE TIME TO BE EXPERIMENTING. 2. I HAVE CONTACTED LIGHTWEIGHT AND THEY HIGHLY RECOMMEND I EITHER SEND IT BACK FOR SERVICE OR PURCHASE ANOTHER ONE. EVEN THOUGH THE BEARING IN THIS FRONT WHEEL IS A 609 BEARING (SIX ZERO NINE), AND BOTH ENDURO AND CERAMICSPEED BOTH SELL CERAMIC REPLACEMENTS, I AM STILL LEANING ON DOING NOTHING UNTIL THEY GET A LITTLE SLUGGISH, IF THEY BECOME SLUGGISH AT ALL, EVER. I AM GOING TO STAY THE COURSE. I HAVE DRIPPED HIGH-END-QUALITY GUN OIL INTO THE OUTER GOLD SEAL AND IT SEEMED TO CAUSE THEM TO ROLL EVER SO SLIGHTLY SMOOTHER (ROLL WITHOUT LOAD ON THEM). BUT HONESTLY, THIS IS MOST LIKELY A PLACEBO-EFFECT.
In sum, when I do actually change this bearing out I will make a definitive post on the topic and how to do it. Thanks for everyone's input, I appreciate your time!"
I am reporting back to let you know I have decided on CeramicSpeed and have found a shop in Connecticut called 'BLACK OAK VELO". THEY HAVE THE TECH, TOOLS, AND EXPERIENCE IN CHANGING OUT BEARINGS IN THE LIGHTWEIGHT BRAND -- QUESTION ANSWERED.