Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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If the races look OK (no pattern of rust, or dimples along the ball track) and the seals and other parts are all OK, then buy a fresh complement of balls (or a pack of 100) and reassemble it. Do this now, or soon, so you have a chance to see if it works out while you're still waiting on other stuff.
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