How to remove inner rear bearing race on a Virage
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    Default How to remove inner rear bearing race on a Virage

    Went to replace the rear wheel bearings on my 1979 Virage s/w and found that there was no thick thrust washer that I could use my modified bearing puller to extract the washer along with the inner race of the inner bearing. I believe the grease seal runs on this thick thrust washer.

    In place of the thrust washer, there is a relatively thin metal deflector-like plate that the seal runs on. It looks original and must have replaced the thick thrust washer. The problem is that I don't want to stuff this plate with the puller, as it looks pretty flimsy.

    Any ideas on how the remove the inner bearing race would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renpete
    Went to replace the rear wheel bearings on my 1979 Virage s/w and found that there was no thick thrust washer that I could use my modified bearing puller to extract the washer along with the inner race of the inner bearing. I believe the grease seal runs on this thick thrust washer.

    In place of the thrust washer, there is a relatively thin metal deflector-like plate that the seal runs on. It looks original and must have replaced the thick thrust washer. The problem is that I don't want to stuff this plate with the puller, as it looks pretty flimsy.

    Any ideas on how the remove the inner bearing race would be appreciated.

    Renpete
    I guess I should have put a question mark after the heading. Anyway no replies so I answered my own question. Got serious with the angle grinder using a worn (small diameter) cutting wheel on the inner track of the inner bearing and made a diagonal slot in it but not deep enough to reach the stub axle. Then a club hammer and cold chisel cracked the track and I was able to lever it off.

    Putting on the new pressed tin grease deflector that the grease seal runs on on was a fun thing. Its a tight press fit on the flange at the back of the stub axle and just wouldn't go on with the mandrels etc that I had - was wary of using too much clout as it would distort easily. In the end, I used the outer track of the replacement inner bearing to drive it on. Took a bit of lining up before I gave the mandrel used to fit outer track a firm clout with the club hammer , but seems to have done the trick, although I haven't reassembled the hub yet to road test it.

    renpete

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