Wheel problems bin it or repair it?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Andrew, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    I felt that my front wheel was a bit "gritty".

    When I stripped the hub down on one side the inner baring races are badly pitted and the waste
    lubricant felt gritty. I'm sure I can hear the bearings moving too.

    I have re greased them & reassembled but they are no better and the wheel is now slightly distorted.

    They are cheapo wheels really with Shimano Exage hubs.

    Are they worth repairing? It will cost me about £8 for the wheel straightening.

    Is it likely that new bearings will fix it?

    Thanks.

    Andrew
     
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  2. S. Anderson

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    Nope, new bearings won't fix it. Trash the hub and get a new one. You can decide if that means
    getting a whole new wheel or reusing your old spokes and rim.

    Cheers,

    Scott..
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    > I felt that my front wheel was a bit "gritty".
    >
    > When I stripped the hub down on one side the inner baring races are badly pitted and the waste
    > lubricant felt gritty. I'm sure I can hear the
    bearings
    > moving too.
    >
    > I have re greased them & reassembled but they are no better and the wheel
    is
    > now slightly distorted.
    >
    > They are cheapo wheels really with Shimano Exage hubs.
    >
    > Are they worth repairing? It will cost me about £8 for the wheel straightening.
    >
    > Is it likely that new bearings will fix it?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Andrew
     
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