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Is there a nack to get out the rear wheel spacers as I like to pack the bearings with grease but I'm struggling to get them out 

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It is a tight fit... The first one relatively easy by holding the opposite side. No tools, but used rubber gloves for a tiny bit more grip.

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If you can't lever the spacer off with two screwdrivers, opposite each other, then try a bearing separator, gripping the outer back edge and use this to tap out. We always assemble ours with grease. Bye, Peter B.

Ampro Bearing Separator - 30-50Mm

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thanks Peter I've just ordered a bearing separator, once the spacers are out are the bearings easy to remove ? 

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This not a wind up but i find 2 tea spoons work well good shape to leaver the spacer  out "being curved" as were a screw driver being straight  .Put grease on spacer before re fitting  as said  , this ive done with all my bikes  not had a vertigo though !

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Hi jsp, I have not needed to remove the Vertigo's wheel bearings yet, we always re-pack the wheel bearings from new with waterproof grease but on other bikes like GG, Ossa and JGAS I turn up a drift to a slide fit inside the bearing ID which fits up against the stepped inner sleeve. After heating the bearing housing with boiling water, tap the drift which then knocks out the bearing, use boiling water on the housing to re-fit a new re-packed bearing. Some hubs have a loose sleeve which is not spigoted into the bearings, these can be a bit more problematic, especially if there is no available movement.

Bye, Peter B.

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Right I’ve got the spacers out and on my main wheel the bearings where ok just lubed them up and popped the spacers back in, now on my spare wheel one bearing wasn’t bad but the other one was shot so I’ve put some new bearings in but I’ve noticed the ones I had in the garage where 6004rs and the ones that came out where 6004du does anyone know what are the differences are between them ??? 

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Thanks, I’ll get some more ordered are the front ones the same code / size ?  

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I've found the code for the front bearings, my next question is do I just but good quality 

bearings or look at getting stainless steel bearings ?  

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I think so but you may be better checking on the bike 

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