Re: Toasted a wheel bearing on my Cranbrook.
I do understand. I'm cheap, too, which is why I use old parts. I had a couple of the Chinese "heavy duty" wheels (hubs) fail on me and felt like I had wasted my money (Wheelmaster' heavy duty wheels I purchased thinking they would last.) Replacing wheels adds up aside from the hassle factor of breaking down. And I can't afford a new Worksman set either. The answer for me to was to build my own using quality old rims, hubs and buying new spokes.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...