Here is your definitive guide to how to screw up the bearings on your very own Turner Highline. Now, you must take each step seriously, failure to do so might not result in the outcome of @#@$^% up your Highline. All the steps are important, do not skip a step, and do not take a step lightly.
Step 1: Chose a wrench, or mechanic who has never worked on a Highline. Preferrably, one who drinks late at night, and who forgets where he puts important tools. Having a wrench who likes to adapt tools, and who likes to "use whats within reach" is also a plus. Also, if he/she has a personal interest in the frame, and really wants to ride it badly, would assist in the process of getting a #@$%& 'ed up frame.
For step 1, I chose a competent enough wrench, good guy, smart enough to the point of being a bit nerdy, but who is willing to work late. Mine also likes Guiness, which was a plus for me and trying to get to the point of a #@#$%& 'ed up Highline...
Step 2: Make sure your wrench can't find the tools he needs and will adapt quickly and without a second thought.
For step 2, I didn't tell him where the bearing press tool was, so he made one up on the spot.
Step 3: Make sure a time constraint is placed on your wrench, something really specific like, "This frame needs to go to PC tomorrow morning, so it can be back by XXX date for XXX ride..." It also behooves you to take advantage of the wrenches previous missed timelines and other projects that have been sitting in the corner. Pressuring him about delegating duties would also help...
For step 3, I made it very clear when it needed to be done, to the point of threatening to put a lock on the fridge.
Step 4: This is a subjective step, largely up to your particular wrench, but if you followed steps 1-3, he'll follow it with ease. Step 4 involves the use of a 3/4" 1/2" drive socket to be used to "catch" a bearing on your highline. Preferrably, your wrench will make sure he operates with less than optimal light, and with more than optimal Guiness.
For Step 4, my wrench was adept enough to think that 3/4" was plenty to catch the oversized interior needle bearing of the Highline. Furthermore, his "adapted" bearing press was perfect and left just enough room to #@#$%& up his Highline's first bearing pressed out.
And now, for the results, please see the pics below, they include a list of tools used, and pictures of my very own #@$%& 'ed up Highline....
Oh, Greg, I'm going to need a new bearing, I'll give you a call....
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