Thread: hello from AZ
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:46 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Laveen, AZ
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Default Re: hello from AZ

Good tip! I wish these kit sellers had upgrade options in drop down menus I mean some do like bikeberry but you have to search for the cnc adaptors and new sprockets if they honestly were concerned for customer safety they wouldn't sell rag joint style of sprockets but I know they cost next to nothing to produce and that's why they use them. One of the other upgrades I want to make are to the wheel bearings themselves I will switch to a high quality tool grade steel or possibly ceramic still doing my research. At work I switched out steel bearing for ceramic and though the cost was 3x the cost of steel bearings we have more then made up that cost in maintenance costs from not having to have it serviced as often. We were replacing bearings every 3-6 months but the ceramic bearings have been in for 3 years with no issues. Plus I can pay a guy $24 for one hour of inspection time in comparison to $48 for 6 hours of rebuild time. But not sure the savings would translate for a bike.
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