Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
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Since the ball bearings are in a retainer, you need to put them in the right way up. If they are upside down, you should be able to tell by hand that "something ain't right" as you feel scraping & binding. They will spin nicely when inserted the right way. Check by feel before you tighten things down.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike