S k a t e L o g     F o r u m

Closed in June of 2020

SKATELOG DOT COM: Web Site | Blog | Facebook |    


*** The SkateLog Forum Has Been Replaced by SkateDebate Dot Com ***

This announcement is to let everyone know that after hosting the SkateLog Forum and its predecessors for nearly 20 years, I have decided it is time to permanently turn the forum over to a new owner and administrator. I cannot think of anyone more suitable to take on that role than my SkateLog forum co-host, Florida skater Jessica Wright. I am pleased to announce that Jessica has agreed to establish and host a brand new skating forum, configured like the SkateLog Forum, but with a new name and a new Web Site. This new forum is 100% owned and operated by Jessica.

NEW FORUM NAME: SkateDebate Forum
NEW WEB SITE: SkateDebate.com
REGISTER IN JESSICA'S FORUM: Create a SkateDebate Forum User Name

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Special Interest Skating Forums (sorted by number of posts) > Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice)
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 5th, 2013, 02:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Default Removing Bearings from old Fo-mac wheels


I got some old fo-mac wheels off of thrift store skates. The problem is that they have 7mm bearings in them and I have 8mm axels. I cant seem to get them out. There is a spacer in between the bearings that is preventing a bearing puller from grabbing the inner race of the bearing. Also the wheels are so hard the old pry out the bearing on the end of the axel trick doesn't work either.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

comfortroller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2013, 03:47 AM   #2
Doc Sk8
Yankee Catfish
Doc Sk8's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Big hill on Mars
Posts: 12,146
Default A head scratcher.

I seem to remember using a very small pin pinch with a very sharp edge around the flat on the punch end. You should be able to get the edge of the punch between the spacer and inner race and gently tap the front bearing loose. Then the puller can work.. I have not done this in years but I recollect the job was quite tedious and required precise positioning of the punch and your tongue. Good luck.
"The difference between good skates and great skates comes from knowing where to get the numbers."
Doc Sk8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #3
Roll Player
HK47's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Somewhere near London
Posts: 4,162

I've successfully used a small chisel for this job too (since none of my punches were sharp enough to get a purchase)

Fomacs are surprisingly forgiving of hard impacts
"You guys better git some HEAD TRANSPLANTS QUICK! " ~ Okie
HK47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2

Thanks I'll give it a try
comfortroller is offline   Reply With Quote

bearings, fo-mac, vintage

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.