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  • Wheel Bearing Service Bicycle Repair Tutorial
    Learn to lubricate and setup your cup and cone wheel bearings. Keep your DIY recumbent bike running like clockwork. This tutorial includes 45 high resolution photos and 9 high definition videos.

    Although most of your bicycle pedaling efforts will be thrown to the wind (literally), some of your energy will be eating up by friction from moving parts such as bearings, chain links, and even the compression of the tires on the road.

    Bearing friction does not account for much of your power loss as long as your bearings are in good working order and properly lubricated. This basic tutorial will show you how to remove, clean, reinstall, and then set the clearance on your bicycle hub bearings for optimal performance. Here, I will be using a 20 inch BMX from wheel with a 14mm axle, but this tutorial can be applied to any front or rear bicycle wheel that uses the very common cone and cup style bearings.

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      darnthedog -
      Thanks for the new tutorial Brad and Kat- Looks great.
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    Re: Pics of my Warrior

    You feel the bumps, so I don't go off road. It's very easy to manoeuvre with the USS, so I can usually avoid bumps and ruts. My next build will have suspension.

    willym Today, 08:47 AM Go to last post

    Re: Pics of my Warrior

    Very cool. I'm starting to build one of these soon, but considering incorporating a rear suspension. How rough does your ride without suspension?

    Toyguru Today, 12:31 AM Go to last post

    Re: Started my build, a few pics

    ...and I'm speaking about the pic posting! Painting looks good!


    hape03 Today, 12:30 AM Go to last post

    Re: Pics of my Warrior

    Thanks. I made the seat. ˝ inch EMT welded together with 3 cross braces. Phifertex fabric with EZ Lace binding, stitched by my wife on her Sears sewing

    willym Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post
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