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Old 12-25-12, 03:59 PM   #1
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Merry Christmas everyone got a new bike today the felt nine flow im wondering in the front and rear hubs is it like my old bike if ya open the hub loose balls fall out the bearing or are they sealed?alos is there a minatance chart any where i want to take care of it so it last me a while
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Old 12-25-12, 04:18 PM   #2
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It depends what make and model the hubs are. If they're Shimano, the chances are they'll be cup-and-cone. Some other brands may be cartridge bearings or cup-and-cone. Both varieties are "sealed" to keep dirt and water out, so the term "cartridge bearing" is preferable to "sealed bearing".
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Old 12-25-12, 04:25 PM   #3
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Not sure they wasn't to clear on the felt website . for the first year i guess ill let the bike shop take care of things i hope they let me watch so i can learn
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Do the hubs not have a logo of any kind on them?
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Nah there is nothing on them.id guess there el cheapos
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Old 12-25-12, 04:47 PM   #6
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The hubs almost definitely are not Shimano, since if they were Felt would state that clearly (selling point) on the site. I notice they also don't brand the rims, so I suspect both hubs and rims are a generic OEM grade of a quality roughly matching the rest of the bike.

So the site isn't clear whether these hubs have cartridge or cup/cone bearings. Sometimes you can get some clues just by looking. If the short ends of the axles sticking out within the dropout slot (5mm or so beyond the "locknut face) are threaded, that favors cup/cone bearings.

OTOH, on many cartridge bearing hubs, the bearing is visible from the outside. Look for the steel rim of the outer race (about 35mm dia.)

Neither clue is 100% certain for which type bearing is there, but it's a very good clue.

BTW- if Santa was good to you today, remember that one shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. Just get out and ride this if weather permits. Being winter, good riding days are a special opportunity.
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O il ove the bike so much i cant even sit still im very grateful best bike i have ever had
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O il ove the bike so much i cant even sit still im very grateful best bike i have ever had
Good, I hope you really enjoy it. Now, a couple of pedantic comment:

1. Spell checker is your reader's friend, if not yours.
2 The cap key is also a useful one to assist your readers understanding.
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Good, I hope you really enjoy it. Now, a couple of pedantic comment:
Since we're being so pedantic, the plural of "comment" takes an S, -- comments.

Spell check doesn't check syntax, you have to do that for yourself.

(sorry, the set-up was too good to pass up)

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Spell check doesn't check syntax, you have to do that for yourself.

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Don't worry, I wouldn't have passed up a slam dunk like that either.

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