Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-06, 11:08 AM   #1
naisme
Friend of Jimmy K
Thread Starter
 
naisme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes: A lot: Raliegh road bike, 3 fixed gears, 2 single speeds, 3 Cannondales, a couple of Schwinns
Posts: 1,458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
naisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 11:09 AM   #2
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's pretty impressive, especially since I have two friends whose surly hubs are all F'd up after 2 seasons.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 11:17 AM   #3
BostonFixed
Banned.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 4,418
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
replace with phil bearings to get a "phil" hub, less the street cred.
BostonFixed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 11:25 AM   #4
mattface
Senior Member
 
mattface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montpeculiar, VT
Bikes: Soma Rush, Fuji Cross, Raleigh Technium Mtn Bike, Ross 10 speed with Shimano 600.
Posts: 3,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
mattface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 02:53 PM   #5
lumenredundas
im just better than you
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: milwaukee
Bikes: 2 white custom track frames
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

XVX
lumenredundas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 02:58 PM   #6
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

XVX
What are you talking about!?
Three days ago you said you needed to replace your Surly rearwheel because the hub was ****ed up.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 03:00 PM   #7
fatbat
spinspinspinspin
 
fatbat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
fatbat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 03:02 PM   #8
lumenredundas
im just better than you
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: milwaukee
Bikes: 2 white custom track frames
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

XVX
lumenredundas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-06, 01:39 AM   #9
naisme
Friend of Jimmy K
Thread Starter
 
naisme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes: A lot: Raliegh road bike, 3 fixed gears, 2 single speeds, 3 Cannondales, a couple of Schwinns
Posts: 1,458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just lost another set of bearings, I may as well over haul all my Surly hubs.
naisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:31 AM.