Originally Posted by xseler
I re-tightened my rear cone bearings --- probably a little too tight, but I slathered quite a bit of Lucas Red-N-Tacky grease on the bearings. We'll see how it does.
I also removed my front fender. Tom's story scared the bejesus outa me. The JB Weld still looked OK on the bottom side of the hanger bracket, but I've got enough issues without having to go through rehab --- or worse.
Be careful to keep an eye on the bearings. If it continues to mysteriously loosen up, the inner race in the cassette side could be deforming. I recently had one that kept getting loose too often and it turned out the bearing was slowly self-destructing. Failed miles from home and stranded the rider.
He didn't want to listen when I warned him so he ended up walking. When he brought it in, the inner race in the hub was completely gone. No cup at all, just a hole.
Much as I love these bikes, pushing or carrying one bites rancid monkey junk.
If more is better, then too much is just enough.
If you can't afford it, build it yourself.