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    Wheel bearings .... again !

    Hi just thought I'd post a quick one about bearings .
    Bought a new set of bearing for the front wheel as they sounded and felt a little rough spinning the wheel .
    Anyway after only 3k miles they were shot once more !! ..
    Upon removal I took the seals off to find rusty bits inside ...Not good !.
    So this time I specified I wanted stainless steel bearings I'm hopeful they will last longer .

    Pic 1 rusty bearing less than 6 months old .
    Pic 2 new stainless front bearings installed.

    Pic 3 while I was at it I changed the three rear wheel bearings.

    Just wanted to put this out there so you guys could benefit possibly in some small way .

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    You did well! I put in a new set of bearings in Oberon last year, and they didn't make it to the Abercrombie River, 70 km away.
    Admittedly, the bearings had no markings and the seals didn't fit properly, but I was expecting to get home on them.

    A word to the wise. If you are going to replace bearings, use the best you can find. For me, that's NSK, SKF or Timken, bought from a reputable dealer, and never off The Net.
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    hooroo, Errol www.engenia.com.au [139,200 km - and counting .....]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engenia View Post
    A word to the wise. If you are going to replace bearings, use the best you can find. For me, that's NSK, SKF or Timken, bought from a reputable dealer, and never off The Net.
    I couldn't agree more, it's never worth trying to save a few pounds/dollars on parts that rely on top notch material quality and precision manufacturing for longevity. FAG bearings (stop sniggering) are also excellent quality.

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    True when i got mine carbon-fiber wheels i just replaced the wheel bearing and seals everything. Don't forget to use some grease to make the bearing last longer.

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    Do you pressure wash Rick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBo View Post
    Do you pressure wash Rick?
    Not any more it's a killer on the nuts .... Haha ..

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    I've taken to washing the bike with a child's toothbrush to pass the time away during lockdown .
    I'm even thinking about cleaning the inside of my exhaust pipe 😁

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    Sad but your trek is the cutest thing ever

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