Amateur bicycle mechanic am I, but some experience as a mechanical engineer do I have.
I have probably pedalled 5k miles now on this wheel set with hubs, the first half with little regards to the adjustments or lubrications, the last with maybe obsessive zealotry (testing adjustment every 100 miles or so, relubing at maybe 500-750 intervals). Should I even replace them? Cup & cone are starting to get a mild groove.
They caliper-measure to be the 3/16 and 1/4 sizes which I have replacements in grade 25 chrome steel, but will I scar the spheres trying to force into the tange cage? If replaced as a set, what to search for as the type of replacement part and who can offer it? Ok to just leave cage out and put new ones in loose (like one more in each location) ?
I should already know these answers I feel, but enough experience I don't have .