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bobn 03-19-05 10:13 AM

bike bearings
 
Does a new bike have a break in period?-Do the wheel and crank bearings and races have to be broken in to achieve best performance?-Is there any special proceedure or care that should be taken?

Thanks,
Bob

operator 03-19-05 10:20 AM

No.

Your der/brakes might go out of adjustment after the first 100k or whatever.

2manybikes 03-19-05 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by bobn
Does a new bike have a break in period?-Do the wheel and crank bearings and races have to be broken in to achieve best performance?-Is there any special proceedure or care that should be taken?

Thanks,
Bob

New bikes typically come with one free tune up after you have ridden for a while. Usually the control cables loosen up a bit and need to be readjusted on a new bike. Then they stay adjusted for a longer period of time. If you have a free tune up coming, use it. Don't worry about the bearings unless you have a specific problem of some kind.


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