Ultra Torque bearing seals, and installing ideas?

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Catagory6
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by Catagory6

after extracting and overhauling the UT bearings, i'm now missing one of the seals.
i can't find anywhere that sells these separately.
i don't want to have to buy a new set of bearings in order to get the seals.
are they a neccessary item for a fair-weather cream puff?

also, any ideas for re-seating the bearings without having to buy the tool?

i'm such a cheap bastard

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by sungod

not familiar with ut, but if it's the actual seal for the bearing then it'll be a standard size

google finds a few selling them named as for ut, for instance...

https://r2-bike.com/KOGEL-BEARINGS-Seal ... e-Bearings

but generic 6805 bearing seals should be very easy to find

there also seems to be a separate seal for the cups...

https://bikeshackleyton.com/collections ... seals-2pcs

to press in bearings, you can use a big bolt, nut, and thick washers the size of the outer race (or an old race if you have one), just make sure everything is lined up straight before tightening

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by bikerjulio

To install the bearings you need to press on the inner race only.

A piece of sched 40 iron pipe might do the trick but you really want to make sure that the end is flat and straight.

Campy spindle is 25 mm so a piece of 1" pipe will have an ID of 1.049" or 26.6 mm and might work.

If you only have one seal then i'd just put that side to the outside and not worry too much if you are riding in good conditions.
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Catagory6
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by Catagory6

sungod wrote: not familiar with ut, but if it's the actual seal for the bearing then it'll be a standard size

google finds a few selling them named as for ut, for instance...

https://r2-bike.com/KOGEL-BEARINGS-Seal ... e-Bearings

but generic 6805 bearing seals should be very easy to find

there also seems to be a separate seal for the cups...

https://bikeshackleyton.com/collections ... seals-2pcs

to press in bearings, you can use a big bolt, nut, and thick washers the size of the outer race (or an old race if you have one), just make sure everything is lined up straight before tightening
bikerjulio wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 am
To install the bearings you need to press on the inner race only.

A piece of sched 40 iron pipe might do the trick but you really want to make sure that the end is flat and straight.

Campy spindle is 25 mm so a piece of 1" pipe will have an ID of 1.049" or 26.6 mm and might work.

If you only have one seal then i'd just put that side to the outside and not worry too much if you are riding in good conditions.


the seal i'm referring to is the one that fits between the bearing and the crank arm. not the actual bearing seals.

the one at 0:55 seconds into the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ7VlQkCT9M

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by bm0p700f

you wont find them on line but have your tried contacting a campagnolo pro shop they might have one in there workshop. The seal itself is not a spare part.

jasonh
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by jasonh

I would just buy new B.B. less than 30 usd

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by Calnago

Yes, I'm with @jasonh. I know you said you're a "cheap bastard" in your opening post, but sometimes it's a case of penny wise, pound foolish. They're cartridge bearings... meant to be replaced. They're not that expensive (as long as they're not he CULT bearings), and they will also come with the seals which you've lost. But, to answer your question, you're not going to be doing a lot more harm if you just install it all without those outside seals, they primarily prevent water from sliding down the inside of your crank and flowing directly into your bearings. But since you're a self professed fair weather cream puff and a tightwad, just bang it all back together and ride till it gets crunchy again.

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