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    1000 miles considered a lot on bearings or nothing

    i bought an 08 KHS flite 300 used. the PO put about 1000 miles and a few competitive mini triathalons on the bike. just wondering how many miles all of the stock bearings(crank, hub, etc...) are generally good for? everything on the bike is still OEM. the bike does need tires though. opinions. thanks

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    A thousand miles is kinda early for tires to need replacement, let alone bearings, unless they were poorly sealed and ridden through dirt or rain.

    Of course, I could be wrong about that, but I put way more than a thousand miles on bearings without thinking about them, let alone replacing.
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    this is my first road bike since i owned an 86' schwinn tempo. the tires are kenda contenders, 300x26 and are worn smooth in the center, just curious? thanks

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    I've never heard of a 300x26 tire size. Don't worry about tires until you start getting a bunch of flats or you can see the cords because the rubber is completely gone.

    1,000 miles is way too early to worry about bearings. Your wheel bearings are good for at least three or four thousand miles before you even need to think about checking them. Crankset and pedal bearings are probably good for ten times that long.
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    congrats on a thousand miles. humbug is probably right about the tires....unless you did something crazy to them or got them cut by debris

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    Last edited by gasmonkey; 08-11-13 at 06:09 PM.

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    Modern sealed bearing for BB's etc, I'd be disappointed if thet needed replacement in less than 20,000 miles.
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    thanks guys. no chord showing on the tires but the center sections are worn smooth. maybe nothing. i googled the tire and this is a fresh tread pattern
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmonkey View Post
    thanks guys. no chord showing on the tires but the center sections are worn smooth. maybe nothing. i googled the tire and this is a fresh tread pattern
    Normal wear on the tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmonkey View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmonkey View Post
    this is my first road bike since i owned an 86' schwinn tempo. the tires are kenda contenders, 300x26 and are worn smooth in the center, just curious? thanks
    I think they start out smooth in the center.
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    check out the pic i posted of the tire. its just difficult to tell how warn the tires are as the center section was a tread less design from the beginning. thoughts?

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    I agree with everyone else that 1000 miles is still a relatively new tire. If the tire is worn, you can see the tire has flattened out in the center and appears to have edges instead of being round.

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    thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmonkey View Post
    check out the pic i posted of the tire. its just difficult to tell how warn the tires are as the center section was a tread less design from the beginning. thoughts?
    Tires will flatten out in the center. When I see cords/threads/bunch of flats, I change tire. I only get around 1000 miles out of my rear tire, of course I also weigh 245lbs and I'm using a cheap kevlar belted tire.

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    1000 miles is pretty much a new bike in my eyes if it was cared for and maintained.
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    the bike is definitely solid. i was just a little concered about the tires

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    I have well over 60,000 miles on a set of Neuvation wheels and the original bearings are still rolling smooth. I plan on replacing the rims soon because they are getting pretty thin, but there's no need to touch the bearings yet.

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    I have gone through rear tires in 1000 mile on a touring bike, get more than that on the road bike. If you're worried about it take the rear tire off and feel the thickness of the center. If it's paper thin, it's toast.
    Spin the wheels and crank, are the bearings quiet and smooth, or is there crunching and clicking going on?
    Try to wobble the wheels side to side, any looseness? With the bike upside down grab the pedals and try to twist the crank side to side, it shouldn't clunk or move at all.

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