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Old 06-22-09, 02:27 AM
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When I was younger, and poorer, I'd have had those hubs and BB apart and repacked before the next ride. I had less money for replacement parts and a higher tolerance for tinkering with my bike for hours on end...

Nowadays, I'd probably hope for the best. I still do all my own wrenching.
But I'd want to make sure there was no water remaining in the frame.
Leave that seatpost out for a while and the bike in a position to drain.
Take the wheels off the bike and turn the axles with your fingers to detect any hint of grit in the bearings. If any is detected, repack. Or your hubs could be toast.
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