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.