Posted by: Alec TITLE: WANTED: Info on removing hanger cups
I~m hoping somebody can give me some help. I~m restoring a Shelby Flying Cloud for my wife. It was in really bad shape so I~m repainting it. The frame is almost ready. I~m wondering, what~s the best way to get the hanger cups off? This is the first time I~ve restored a bike instead of just throwing them together for fun. I want to do it right because the bike is so cool and about 65 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Rif
I made a tool for doing this.
Quite simply, I took an old length of nylon round stock 2" O.D., cut it off at around 12", chucked it in my lathe, and turned it down to 1.5" O.D. up to about 4" of it~s length, and faced the end.
Now, I just apply a little penetrating oil, let it soak in a bit (depending on how crusty the frame is), and stick the tool in throughone bearing cup and using a soft faced dead blow hammer, gently tap the bearing cups out.
Works fairly well without marring or damaging parts.
I~ve made one for the headset bearing cups as well.
Posted by Gordon
I always just reach through the hole with an old screwdriver or a punch and tap them out from the inside.
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