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Old 09-10-08, 02:07 PM
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It's interesting. I redid the bearings on my ford pick-up. In the few years since, I have done 30 000 miles. It was just a dab of grease worked into a new cagged bearings, and so far, so good. On the other hand on my touring bike, I did 1000 miles on new LX wheels with rubber boots on the hubs. several days of that riding was in rain on roads, not off road with river crossing or junk like that. The grease was contaminated when I pulled the axles, and while I though I was being precious about the maintenance it needed it badly.
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