schwinn bearing removal

I’ve got an old schwinn almost completely taken apart. The bearings are
quite the besky things. I can see how the C clips are holding the bearings
in place, but can’t for the life of me figure out a reasonable way to get
that C clip off. Any hints?

jl

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Jeff-

Photograph it if you don’t get an answer from someone who knows soon. Post it and someone will recognize the thing and tell you how to do it. My first suggestion is always ti-nitro-toluene but some consider that to be overkill.

I had to remove some Schwinn bearings this past summer.

If I recall I used a “snap ring pliers” to spread the c-clip, then stuck a flat screw driver between the clip and the bearing.

(picture of the tool)

ok, if anyone’s interested, I did manage to pry it off with 3 screw drivers
(one in each hand, to open the gap, and a 3rd in my mouth to wedge along
the opposite side and pull the ring up).

Still, I would be interested to learn the proper way to do this.

> I’ve got an old schwinn almost completely taken apart. The bearings
> are quite the besky things. I can see how the C clips are holding the
> bearings in place, but can’t for the life of me figure out a
> reasonable way to get that C clip off. Any hints?
>
> jl
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I removed the outside circlip on mine with a set
of external circlip pliers, available at any auto parts store.
They usually come with a set of tips that fit inside
holes of the circlip, but since the Schwinn doesn’t
have those holes, you can place the tips on inside
edges of the clip.

BTW, does anyone have some Muni upgrade
suggestions for a 24" Schwinn? I assume I’d
need a new wheel, tire, and cranks. What kind
of wheel/tire would fit?

“Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@unicyclist.com> wrote in message news:mailman.1012362280.10653.rsu@unicycling.org
> ok, if anyone’s interested, I did manage to pry it off with 3 screw drivers
> (one in each hand, to open the gap, and a 3rd in my mouth to wedge along
> the opposite side and pull the ring up).
>
> Still, I would be interested to learn the proper way to do this.
>
> > I’ve got an old schwinn almost completely taken apart. The bearings
> > are quite the besky things. I can see how the C clips are holding the
> > bearings in place, but can’t for the life of me figure out a
> > reasonable way to get that C clip off. Any hints?

As I understand it, schwinn bearings have a relatively small I.D. This
means you’ve got to use a schwinn hub (a semcycle deluxe might fit, I’m not
certain on this).

> I removed the outside circlip on mine with a set
> of external circlip pliers, available at any auto parts store.
> They usually come with a set of tips that fit inside
> holes of the circlip, but since the Schwinn doesn’t
> have those holes, you can place the tips on inside
> edges of the clip.
>
> BTW, does anyone have some Muni upgrade
>suggestions for a 24" Schwinn? I assume I’d
> need a new wheel, tire, and cranks. What kind
> of wheel/tire would fit?
>
> “Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
> news:mailman.1012362280.10653.rsu@unicycling.org
>> ok, if anyone’s interested, I did manage to pry it off with 3 screw
>> drivers (one in each hand, to open the gap, and a 3rd in my mouth to
>> wedge along the opposite side and pull the ring up).
>>
>> Still, I would be interested to learn the proper way to do this.
>>
>> > I’ve got an old schwinn almost completely taken apart. The bearings
>> > are quite the besky things. I can see how the C clips are holding
>> > the bearings in place, but can’t for the life of me figure out a
>> > reasonable way to get that C clip off. Any hints?
>> >
>
>
>
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