I've been enjoying my Mercier Kilo II all summer. I'ld like to upgrade the hubs for next season. What are some choices on today's market? I ride this bike for recreation, not racing, so don't say Phil Wood or $$$$ equivalents.DSCN2364.JPG
Anything with a cartridge bearing will probably be better if you are experiencing trouble keeping your hubs properly adjusted, I have the same kilo and my hubs work loose every couple of weeks to the point where it makes a noise when I pick the bike up and set it down.
i want to upgrade but i dont want anything expensive? did i hear that right? assuming the bike has formula hubs, you will not gain anything from switching hubs, therefor, there is no effective "upgrade"
as others have mentioned, it's clear from your saddle angle that you dont ride that bike for more than a few minutes at a time, and you probably feel like you're going to fall off the front the whole time. get your bike fit sorted out before tearing your wheels apart, trust us on this one.
And yet people still recommend this bike to everyone.
we are the ultimate trolls!
yeah my stock wheels were loose bearings but they didnt need to be adjusted alot.
luckily I knew how but I can understand how people are like "whats the noise? oh no my wheels are broken!" sadness haha
Remove the cone, locknut, and spacers from one side, remove the axle, remove dust caps, remove the bearings, clean, degrease, re-grease, reinstall. Make sure the cones aren't too tight against the bearing and there's no play.
Originally Posted by Nagrom_
I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.