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Old 05-10-19, 05:23 PM
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Maintenance Cascade

So another thread on here reminded me that I hadn’t topped off the sealant in my tires for a while. While spinning the rear wheel to distribute the sealant, I noticed a slight wobble, barely noticeable, but I decided to take care of it. While spinning the wheel to check the final true, I noticed the bearings felt a little rough. I could have let it be for another day, but what the hell, lets take the whole hub apart. Turned out the cartridge bearing on one side of the freehub was toast. Fortunately, I had the bearings I needed on hand. So what I thought would be a 10 minute job took 2 hours, but now I have well sealed tires on true and smooth spinning wheels.
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Fortunately, I had the bearings I needed on hand.”

What a stud! I thought I was prepared.
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Reminds me of the time I decided to change the rear drum brake shoes on my 90,000 mile '71 Datsun 510 on a Friday evening. I already had the new brake shoes and the required tools so I expected the job to be done before the evening news. Not quite. A new star adjuster, two new wheel cylinders, two new brake hoses, two cans of brake fluid and two trips the the Datsun dealer's parts department later I had the job finished the following Tuesday.

As I was once told, never start a plumbing job when the hardware store is closed. That applies to a lot of things.
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Originally Posted by velopig View Post
Fortunately, I had the bearings I needed on hand.”

What a stud! I thought I was prepared.
Ha. I had one seize up a year and half ago, so when I bought the replacement I ordered a couple extra.
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As I was once told, never start a plumbing job when the hardware store is closed. That applies to a lot of things.
lol.We have owned only old houses. We always say every job takes n+3 trips to Home Depot where N is the number of trips after which you are absolutely sure you have everything you need.
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lol.We have owned only old houses. We always say every job takes n+3 trips to Home Depot where N is the number of trips after which you are absolutely sure you have everything you need.
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As I was once told, never start a plumbing job when the hardware store is closed. That applies to a lot of things.
And buy every part you might possibly need and return what you don't use.

Good old "Mission Creep"
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but now I have well sealed tires on true and smooth spinning wheels.
Ahhh, the bike gods, the bike gods, they are sonsa*****es.

After topping off sealant, truing my wheel, and overhauling my hub, I went out for a ride this morning. 20 miles from home, I came around a bend and hit a spot where a creek had flooded in the night, leaving behind all manner of debris. I hit a rock dead on, tearing a centimeter long gash in my tire (schwalbe road tubeless), overwhelming my sealant. I was able to get home using a tube and a five dollar bill tire boot (see green in pic of gash) but make no mistake, this happened for two reasons..

1. I had the temerity to put in writing that I had “well sealed tires”
2. When I was working on the wheel yesterday the thought “this tire is looking a bit worn, probably time to replace it” went through my head.
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2. When I was working on the wheel yesterday the thought “this tire is looking a bit worn, probably time to replace it” went through my head.
Murphy Laws at their finest, sorry you had to experience them.
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So what I thought would be a 10 minute job took 2 hours, but now I have well sealed tires on true and smooth spinning wheels.
But wait, now you can hear the squeak sound in the bottom bracket, right? :-)
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Reminds me of the time I decided to change the rear drum brake shoes on my 90,000 mile '71 Datsun 510 on a Friday evening. I already had the new brake shoes and the required tools so I expected the job to be done before the evening news. Not quite. A new star adjuster, two new wheel cylinders, two new brake hoses, two cans of brake fluid and two trips the the Datsun dealer's parts department later I had the job finished the following Tuesday.

As I was once told, never start a plumbing job when the hardware store is closed. That applies to a lot of things.
Currently working an early 2003 production 2004 Subaru WRX STI from front to back - that missed out on a lot of major services.

Every time I thought I was done . . . woops . . . found something new.

Now I'm down to repainting front cover and splitters and rear spoiler...

...and I already know I'll have to replace a left mudsill and fasteners - which upon when I'm done . . .

. . . I'll have to live with a Subaru that sounds like a diesel because of excessive piston slap and exhaust valve lash on the number 2 cylinder.

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Ohhhh....that suuuucks. Sorry 'bout that. You had a couple spare tires on hand though too, right?
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Ohhhh....that suuuucks. Sorry 'bout that. You had a couple spare tires on hand though too, right?
Oh yeah, no worries. As I said, I had decided to replace the tire, just took one too many rides on the old one. Will run a clincher until The new tubeless arrives
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