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    Surly sealed bearing record (PB)

    I just got 5, er 6 seasons out of my sealed bearings. Was riding last night and trashed the hub, but that's 6 seasons with the original bearings, not that I was going for a record, and now that I'm replacing them, I may as well replace the bearings in all my hubs.
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    That's pretty impressive, especially since I have two friends whose surly hubs are all F'd up after 2 seasons.
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    replace with phil bearings to get a "phil" hub, less the street cred.

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    Once you've burned through a set of bearings in a Surly or Formula hub, you don't NEED the street cred you'd get from buying Phils

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    That's pretty impressive, especially since I have two friends whose surly hubs are all F'd up after 2 seasons.
    i dont know how all of you are burning through those hubs, im on year 3 or 4 now and still runs awesome. thats every day commute, fun rides, alley cats every month, and bike polo every weekend. what are you doing to F those bad boys up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumenredundas
    i dont know how all of you are burning through those hubs, im on year 3 or 4 now and still runs awesome. thats every day commute, fun rides, alley cats every month, and bike polo every weekend. what are you doing to F those bad boys up.

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    What are you talking about!?
    Three days ago you said you needed to replace your Surly rearwheel because the hub was ****ed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naisme
    I just got 5, er 6 seasons out of my sealed bearings. Was riding last night and trashed the hub, but that's 6 seasons with the original bearings, not that I was going for a record, and now that I'm replacing them, I may as well replace the bearings in all my hubs.
    You must have got the good bearings. I get around a year out of mine before they get rough.

    Granted, the amount of salt applied to the boston streets + daily winter use may have something to do with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    What are you talking about!?
    Three days ago you said you needed to replace your Surly rearwheel because the hub was ****ed up.
    after 4 years of the same hub no cleaning no nothing, its F ed compared to the phils i run on the other bike, and i want a new rear wheel for the MMI

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    Just lost another set of bearings, I may as well over haul all my Surly hubs.
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