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Most wheel bearings, especially older ones will need a puller. They are a pretty tough press fit in those bores. You may have to take your wheel into the shop unless you want to buy the tool, which can be pretty expensive. If you live in Phoenix, I could do it for you.
 

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I would strongly not recommend getting any kind of grinder or wheel any where near your wheel. Seeing as how having a wheel fail could have deadly results. Any bike shop should take the bearing out for free or for very little money if you have the wheel in hand. It only takes like 3 minutes with the proper tool. Using a punch can be risky, especially if the bearing gets cocked in it's bore. You need to take a good amount of caution to keep from damaging your hubs. Remember, you are only on two wheels, if one goes out, I hope you know how to park your 12 o clocks, or else you are going down.
 

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While you may have to grind deep and hard to actually damage the wheel, a damaged bore for the bearing race could possibly cause accelerated wear on the bearing and leave it more prone to failure. If you dont have the tool or a shop accessible, use a little bit of heat from a propane torch or something and heat up the hub around the race. Then use a punch LIGHTLY from the other side. Make sure you punch all the way around the bearing using smaller taps to avoid damaging the hub.
 
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