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    Is this a regular fix?

    I actually brought my bike to the shop. Despite my laziness, anyway they needed to repack the front hub I bought this bicycle in april. I would say I put mild to moderate miles on it, 80 to 60 miles or so or more in a week. Is this common cleaning for so soon?
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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    Unless you are riding in very heavy weather, no. I have run front hubs for years without re-packing and they were ok when I finally got around to it.
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    Yeah, this thing only saw water ounce
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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    New bikes, especially at the lower end of the price scale, are renowned for having little to no grease in bearings. It's not in many bike shops' financial interest to remedy this before sale. There also is a sound school of thought which suggests that as the surface of the bearings and the races wear to a really smooth surface, there is a need to change out the grease and readjust the preload after, say, 500km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan
    New bikes, especially at the lower end of the price scale, are renowned for having little to no grease in bearings. It's not in many bike shops' financial interest to remedy this before sale. There also is a sound school of thought which suggests that as the surface of the bearings and the races wear to a really smooth surface, there is a need to change out the grease and readjust the preload after, say, 500km.
    I bought a Bianchi Forza; if there is little grease in the bearing races. Then did I do a bad thing for letting it click for a week. Thank You
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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