Overhauling hubs: Replace or clean bearings
I am new to bike mechanics and was planning on cleaning and repacking the hubs this weekend on my 2003 Specialized Hardrock. The bike has between 1200-1500 miles on it and has been through heat, salt, snow, high water, etc. Will it make a noticable difference to just clean the BBs and repack them or should I replace them? I could order new ones online, but I don't know the size and I wouldnt get them by the weekend. Anyone know what size would be required for the Alex wheels this bike has? Would my 2003 Specialized Allez Elite Cr-Mo use the same size bearings? In the conditions I ride, how often should I repack the hubs? I was thinking every 1000 miles from now on. Thanks for the help.