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These are ones that thread into the mino chips. Tried to disassemble to check bearing health but can’t because bolts are ceased to the washers/spacers and inner races of bearings, yet they turn freely so bearings seem ok. Tried to tap free and couldn’t. I could make a press to loosen them but do I need to?

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These are ones that thread into the mino chips. Tried to disassemble to check bearing health but can't because bolts are ceased to the washers/spacers and inner races of bearings, yet they turn freely so bearings seem ok. Tried to tap free and couldn't. I could make a press to loosen them but do I need to?

What would you do?
Depends on the age of the bike and how long I plan to keep it. If it's relatively new and/or I don't plan to own it much longer I'd leave them and just be sure to point it out to any potential buyers. If it's older (and as a result more likely that it NEEDS cleaned or it may cause damage) and/or I plan to keep the bike long-term I'd probably rather get out in front and take care of it now.
 

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These are ones that thread into the mino chips. Tried to disassemble to check bearing health but can't because bolts are ceased to the washers/spacers and inner races of bearings, yet they turn freely so bearings seem ok. Tried to tap free and couldn't. I could make a press to loosen them but do I need to?

What would you do?
Using a press or a punch to tap them out can help. I would suggest replacing your bearings at the same time too since you'll have it dissembled.
 
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