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Old 09-09-08, 04:07 AM
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IronMac
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I'm pretty sure that I'm in the minority here but I have a 1990 Trek 790 hybrid (top of the line at the time) with Shimano Deore DX hubs. I've ridden well over 30,000 miles on them and finally opened up the front one this year during a repair course. The grease looked fine and everything ran smooth. We didn't need to take the bearings out and repack anything at all.

Some other bikes' bearings were pitted and others were slightly oval. Rolling them on a table you could see them wobble and head off in anything other than a straight line.

In any case, it's an easy enough job to do...just go slow.
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