Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
If the bearings show any rust or have the slightest bit of roughness, replace them.
A local bearing supply house may offer the best combination of top quality bearings and best price. All are standard industrial sizes. Bearings with the suffix "-2RS" (may vary by maker) have two resilient seals to keep grease in and crud out. These contain a very long life grease, probably a polyurea base grease. Be the way, the rear has three bearings, two in the wheel hub and one in the sprocket hub.
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"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
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