Originally Posted by subzali
How do you separate your long side axle from the birf then? Are you doing it like the link that Ricardo posted, only with PVC instead of steel pipe?
If so then your axle shaft hits the ground long before the plastic does, hence rendering that method worthless with a 12" piece of pipe...
sorry, didn't read the link (edit: and I can't see birfield.com from work, apparently). At home, I put it in the vice. On the trail, I'd slam it against the edge of the bumper, duct tape a rag or an extra glove over the end of the axle to protect it when it hits the ground.