Re: Toasted a wheel bearing on my Cranbrook.
I find it interesting that there is mention of so many hub failures on the cheap Chinese bikes. When some of us suggest that the Chinese bikes are of poor quality the ranks close and everyone has great things to say about the bikes, justifying their purchases. I have never had an old Bendix hub fail. Look inside an old Bendix and then look at the parts in the Chinese hubs. The difference is obvious to anyone. If you have the interest and want to build your own wheels you can save some money and use superior parts at the same time. It isn't as hard as people seem to think. There are a few good tutorials on the internet showing how to lace a wheel.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...