...so no new bearings when you fitted the tyre?...isn't that the preferred way?
Yeah that is the "rule",
They had only been in a year, thought they'd last longer. Must've been Shit bearings.
Maz changed the front ones when he was doing the tyre as he said they were noisy. As usual, I was going to get round to doing the rears & now out of necessity rather that a leisurely do 'em when I get time. There's always something else to do be getting on with, with this bike.
I've personally never seen bearings totally collapse like that before. Usually there's a bit of warning, and although I knew something was "off" (hence the check when I pulled in) there wasn't any wobbling or noise, just once or twice it felt a bit heavy.
Wondered why everyone made such a fuss about changing the wheel bearings. Definitely in future SKF's at every tyre change.
Very lucky though, real quick Recovery as well good old Carole Nash's breakdown scheme.
All the best Barney.
JB, Maybe a contributing factor to your belts slight offset.....we commented on that before we left Rugby ?
Talking of which, I'm a member of a Rugby Riders forum and they organise a ride out every Friday....this weeks one is to..........Jack's Hill Bike Night.
Yeah, I'm kind of hoping so with the belt.
Maz changed the bearings for me today & put in a new spacer as that was bolloxed also.
No coding at all on the bearings, unidentifiable, bloody cheap skate, shit.
He also said my steering head bearings are probably fucked at 10,000 miles, so they're overdue, I also get an obvious weave over white lines. Hence why I was looking at a damper. Doh! F****n Doh!
They're next on my list, hopefully before they collapse.
I'm off over to support Maz's open day on Saturday so Friday's out for me, my wife would do her nut. Great ride over to Maz's for me as well, probably the best ride I have for scenery. Bonus.