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Old 05-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #21
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How do I get the wheel off?

The bigger gear puller works like a charm!* The wheel popped right off.

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Old 05-05-2011, 05:51 AM   #22
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RE: How do I get the wheel off?

Wow. A lot of discussions for a pretty simple task! fotoman, I would like to add one piece of additional advice. I "refurbished" my wheel a couple of years ago, identical to the pics you posted. To get 30+ years of old varnish, cetol, etc off the spokes and hub I decided to dis-assemble the pieces so they could be sanded/refinished completely and I could get all the gunk off the hub and polish it up a bit. . If you take this approach, figure out a way to number all the pieces for re-assembly. These things did NOT come off an assembly line machined to very close tolerances (!) and a lot of jiggling was necessary to get the individual pieces back in place. Keep the refinishing material off the tenons also.
Mine is on a straight shaft with a tapered key in a slot - if yours is like that, don't lose that key.

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:11 AM   #23
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RE: How do I get the wheel off?

I'm still debating if I will take the time to refurbish it this spring. With all the other important things to do... I'd much do this over the winter but now that it's off and in my hands... Decisions, decisions...
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:38 PM   #24
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RE: How do I get the wheel off?

Ok, I gave in and decided to refurbish it... Half way there.
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