Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: Giant Deny Advanced, GT Avalanche, Giant Seek
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Is this normal? ("new" wheels from eBay seem to stick)
I purchased a set of "ridden once" Shimano RS80s from someone on eBay.
I mounted them last night. Everything seemed to go well until I mounted the cassette. I noticed that the rear hub was heavily (over?)greased and had plenty of fairly fresh grease on the outside drive-side of the bearings. I cleaned it up and proceeded to mount the cassette by hand. When spinning by hand, I notice a good amount of resistance on the cassette (when it typically spins very freely) It was confirmed when I mounted it on the bike. I didn't even bring it out for a ride when I noticed that just spinning the rear wheel also spins the crankset--which I believe it shouldn't.
I read somewhere that the hub may need servicing and possibly an overhaul. I find that hard to believe on a fairly new set of wheels.
I am providing links to videos of the wheels I bought:
Installing the cassette by hand: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spthealien/4928793720/
Noticing resistance on the unmounted wheel: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spthealien/4928794652/
Coasting spins the crankset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spthealien/4928175531/
Mounted wheel spins the crankset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sptheal...n/photostream/
Can you let me know what you guys think? Should I dispute this with the eBay seller or just ride them to see if it works itself out? I've never had an issue like this on any other wheelset I've ever owned. Am I being too paranoid? These are supposed to be an upgrade from the Mavic Aksiums.