Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally posted by MichaelW
Factory-fresh hubs are often woefully lubed. ... Ive used unsealed ones for daily commuting in all weathers, and they work OK.
My experience matches yours. It's pretty sad when someone spends good money on a new bicycle whose bearings are set to self-destruct because the factory or assembler was too cheap to grease them properly. I wonder if this is why some people have trouble with premature bearing failure ...
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069