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Old 07-27-05, 04:26 PM   #1
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Yet one more thread concerning Suzue Jr. hubs...

Ok, so I've ordered up a front Suzue Jr. hub, albiet what I've read of other's experience concerning their stock bearings. I've read a previous thread about some one getting replacement bearings for their Suzue Pro Max hubs from Phil Wood, which are cartridge type, I know.

SO...the whole point of this is I'm just wondering is there some sort of "Phil Wood equivalent" bearings for the Suzue Jr. hubs that uses standard loose ball? I'll admit I'm not that bearing savvy yet.
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Old 07-27-05, 04:28 PM   #2
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Uhh, not knowing much about 'em, why not just ride the crap out of the stock bearings and then replace them?
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or go to your lbs and ask for grade 25 bearings. i believe that is the highest quality chromium bearing you can get. dura-ace or record level quality. they shouldn't be too much at all. i think another problem with those hubs is that the cones are too soft.

all that said, i would imagine the rear hub would be where the real concern would be. it seems the rear bearings would be dealing with more stress/load. thoughts?
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i think another problem with those hubs is that the cones are too soft.
Those can be replaced too, yes?
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These Jr hubs hold up very well under 'normal non-abusive' riding. I've had them on my beater Bianchi Pista for a couple years now and they seem to smooth out as time goes on. I'll use them til they crap out...
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Those can be replaced too, yes?
i'm sure you could fine replacements. but as el twe and the fixer are getting at, perhaps just leave them until they need replacing, if at all. i'm thinking the front hub would last longer anyways... abusive riding or not. so you could just ride with the stock ones.

a few years ago a friend and i built up a fixie for this girl using some used suzue basic hubs we got at a swap. the front one was sort of ok and the rear one was shot. we found flatted bearings in the rear. we threw in some dura-ace bearings and some phil tenacious oil, and those things were super smooth.
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The Suzue Jr. 28 hole front hub was the only high flange, 28 hole hub I could find that would be sold seperately. When I have the wheel built, I was thinking I'd have the bearings redone and whatnot just as a preventative measure given the experience of others here on the forum.

edit: The only one at the price I was willing to pay

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no need to replace the bearings now, just grease them more. They ship pretty dry and out of adjustment.
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Fuh.

Ride them til the bearings turn into pancakes. In the meantime, lube lube lube.
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no need to replace the bearings now, just grease them more. They ship pretty dry and out of adjustment.
I had one lbs tell me that pretty much all the lower end stuff was coming in dry. This store dismantles bb hubs headsets and adds grease. Yes sealed bearings included.

Maybe the manufacturers are counting on you never getting up to 75 miles on the things.
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