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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by b4helmets
Thanks everyone for your replies!
You never said what make and type of bike you have. If it's a good quality one, then adjusting the hubs will smooth them out and my experience follows BCRider's that most new hubs come a bit too tight.
However, if it's a Wal Mart/K-Mart bike, the hubs may never run smoothly no matter what you do. Their cones and races aren't made well enough to allow silky running. I've spent a lot of time reworking the hubs on cheap Huffy and similar kids bikes for my grandchildren and, while I can make them operate better than as-received, they will never be really good.