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Old 04-18-20, 03:27 PM
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I did it!!!!!!

With a lot of help on here I was able to replace, clean and re grease bottom bracket, wheel hubs and headset bearings.
A total of 104 bearings.Whats even more amazing is everything works like it was intended. I have 2 other bikes that I just
have to do the headsets on and they are done and 2 more I haven't started yet.
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Bravo! Now, you can do ANYTHING.
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Really nice. Make sure they spin freely but dont have any back and forth play. Once you do a few more see about going back and looking at the first bearings you've done to adjust slightly with your newfound skill.
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Excellent! You'll tear through the next ones. The first time I did this it was slow going with constant references back and forth to my online resources, I hadn't discovered the Forums yet. Now it's instinct, bottom bracket, headset, hubs and pedal bearings - every bike I acquire gets the full treatment. Quick and easy, inexpensive peace of mind knowing it's done right.

BTW, a nice accessory to have handy is a telescoping magnet wand - great for pulling bearings from hubs without them dropping on the floor and rolling out of sight. But (perversely) when they do also good for waving under places they've rolled to recapture.

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It takes balls to be a shade tree bicycle mechanic. Sometimes, 104 of them.
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Nothing wrong with asking for help. Good job OP.

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... I haven't started yet.
Rinse and repeat!
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