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Question for Guru_at_AmClassicbike_guy
May 16, 2002 5:26 AM
What routine maintenance do you recommend for your hubs, specifically the cassette hubs? I have one of the newer models without the grease port. Bearing replacement, adjustment, lubing and how often, should it be based on a certain amount of time or a specific number or miles. Thanks for your help.
re: Question for Guru_at_AmClassicGuru_at_AmClassic
May 16, 2002 6:32 PM
Bike Guy, There really isn't a routine other than to keep them clean and dry. I recommend cleaning the hubs every week, just to keep dirt and grime out. As for the bearings, they last anywhere from one yr to 5 yrs based on the type of riding conditions. The only reason you would need to adjust them is if they feel loose or tight, which they should only be if there is a problem. Hope that helps.