Thanks spad4me, I yard sale it a lot. Bicycles here in the part of NC I live have turned into mopeds and scooters. Seldom see a bicycle for sale anymore. People just throw them away or sell for scrap metal.I consume wheels .
The roads in BHC AZ are so bad.
Yard sales I usually buy the entire bike for around $5.00.
And just swap my No more flats and tires on to the rims after re greasing the wheel bearings.
I also fill the hub with grease LOL
Thats what I did and over 100 miles and no problems yet. I think the retainer was the weak link and the extra bearings provide more support....I have a Schwinn & the rear wheel bearing RETAINER on the engine sprocket side failed after maybe 50 miles. I know someone in Fla. that has had that problem with a few Schwinns. I took the wheel apart & threw the bearing retainer away & put in about six or so more bearings ( to fill in the space where the retainer was) that I matched up at the local bike shop. Repacked with White Lithium Grease and they seem to be alright now.