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Is replacing cones that unusual?

Old 10-31-14, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
I know what the grease was supposed to do. It didn't...nor could it...work in practice. Would you want to go back to that system?
I don't mind it at all for road biking. Not that long ago I spent a fair amount on an NOS 1980 road bike and it was still running fine when I sold it. It didn't occur to me to upgrade the hubs. Maybe it doesn't work as well as it could for extreme conditions because you'd have to repack a lot.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Unless flawed, it takes a lot to destroy a ball bearing. Your bearing broken in half says to me that it was flawed.

As for a 300 to 1000 mile maintenance interval, that's excessive. Most everything I've seen suggests once a year, although I've gone far longer without issues. Make sure they are adjusted properly out of the box, however.

I just checked my nearly brand new R501 and it seems you are right; the cones are too tight!
Damn unexpectable! I promtly adjusted it.
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