I know someone already posted a bearing thread but it was WAY down the list and I thought I had some more information (or at least some clarification).
If any of you read my very first intro post, you will know what I went through before I even got to the bearings, so here is that chapter of the novel that is becoming this bikes repair list.
I saw that some of you had brought your front tire to the shop to have the bearing pulled, and I will admit that I was on the verge of doing so myself. I took a break after hammering on this thing for like 3 hours. I was very frustrated and my vocabulary for swearing at things was running real low. I came back to the site to search again for a removal description and finally found one, but it was a little non-descript. It did give me another way to look at it, but the fact is, I got lucky.
What I did was this: tire laying left side up (speedo side) I took the brass drift and tapped on the spacer where it meets the bearing inner race, trying to move it over a little more. I moved it a lot. Then I flipped the wheel over and could actually see the inner race of the bearing for once. I hammered on that with a mighty and frustrated blow and freed the bearing finally. I dont think I needed to hammer that hard, but hey, I was pissed off. Thing is, If you try to free the opposite end, you won't get it because the inside of the hub tapers down to a seat for the other bearing.
You have to do the left side first, after tapping the spacer way in (it moves quite a bit), and flipping it over in order to hammer it out. Took me about 2 minutes to finish up from there, so I hope that someone reads this before going through two day of swearing, a smashed finger, and a bruised ego.