Wheels Check them wheel bearings!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by Standard Issue, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. I know I'm probably preachin to the choir here, but

    I noticed my back wheel was a little "wobbly" today,
    and upon closer inspection, lo and behold all the grease
    had done heated up and mostly run out.

    I repacked it with some good automotive axle grease,
    and now it spins much better, and no wobble.

    I constantly have to remind myself to check the little
    things, as this poor old Huffy was never meant to be
    turned into a wanna-be motorcycle! 8)

  2. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Always replace the balls with new ones when repacking wheel bearings.
    They are uber-cheap. Never be afraid to replace questionable cups 'n cones.
    One MUST have the proper tooling (thin wrenches) inorder to do this work.
    Run ball bearings with no preload, you should be able to feel the tinyest bit of play with no lumpy feeling areas in the turn of the axel.