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Old 08-19-2013, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: Toasted a wheel bearing on my Cranbrook.

Well, I got my ebay bearings in. That was quick. Wish I could remember the vendor, in order to give a nod.

Felt the bearing races and they seemed fine. Visual inspection showed no hub issues. (Though I'm still going to think about an upgrade.)

Installed the new bearing. I sat next to the bike, sitting on the center stand, and pedalled the bike by hand for some time. No bind-up. Okay, so far so good.

Took it out for a test ride of about a half mile or so. All went well.

So it looks like I'm back on the road. I'll be taking it out for a longer test ride a bit later on. Then more tomorrow. But all's looking well.

A really good hub assembly does sound pretty inviting, though.
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