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Old 08-15-10, 08:17 PM
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Bearing Adjustment?

First off, just wanted to say ive been lurking these forums for over a year now. plan on sticking around, i have learned a lot.

my question is as follows:

recently ive noticed that at higher speeds my back tire seems to sway side to side. i ended up taking it to my LBS and after spinning the rear wheel around, he said my bearings need adjustment.

problem is, he charges an arm and a leg and my LBS is a pretty unpleasant experience (the only one around too). he is only open certain hours and it takes weeks for him to fix a bike >(

do you think i could easily fix this problem? is there an online manual? what do i do?

thanks for feedback
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Old 08-15-10, 08:34 PM
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http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105

This will show you how to adjust your hub bearings (assuming you have a cup and cone style hub). You'll need a cone wrench that matches the size of your rear hub's cones, along with another metric or adjustable wrench. If you need to fully overhaul the rear bearings (clean, replace bearings, and regrease), you'll also need either a cassette or freewheel remover tool depending on what your rear wheel has.
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Old 08-15-10, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Scheherezade View Post
http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105

This will show you how to adjust your hub bearings (assuming you have a cup and cone style hub). You'll need a cone wrench that matches the size of your rear hub's cones, along with another metric or adjustable wrench. If you need to fully overhaul the rear bearings (clean, replace bearings, and regrease), you'll also need either a cassette or freewheel remover tool depending on what your rear wheel has.
NICE! thanks a lot
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