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330 mm Ridgeback Tire Change Pictures

Discussion in 'How-To' started by Nukeranger, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Forsaken

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    Thanks for the tip...I'll have to order a set then....
     
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    Gil, quite a few posts regarding bearings. I believe along with a few others actually a lot of squish tubes are a touch to long and put too much load on the bearings but I don't have the tools to shave it off so I've left it.

    The OEM bearings are cheap Chinese bearings you can get the Timkins and change them every 20-30k or the cheap Chinese ones and just chuck them every tire change for peace of mind. I'm sure you can get 20k+ out of the stock bearings but at $10 for the front or rear in my opinion I just swap them out every tire change.

    I bought a pack of 10 for the front and rears and call it a day. Comes out to $2-3 p/bearing. Ker posted the link pack of 10 with free shipping.

    This was my rear bearing after only 10k. If you do any riding in the rain the seals are not the best on these bearings. Just the way it is.
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    At those prices it only makes sense to go ahead and just pop in some new ones. I was just curious 'cause I didn't think Huw had that many miles on his hardtail for bearing failure but now that I know they use cheap bearings it makes sense. I'll order any bearings I may need as I work thru the bike....Thanks Eric.

    Just saw the pic...yeah that's mucked up...I'll make sure to update my pm list to check it more often.
     
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    Hey Nuke, when you are finished..... ship that tire changer my way. need to do my 300. no one in my town will change it. have to travel 250 miles to get it done
     

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