Thursday, August 30, 2018

Cresta GT: Front Wheel

With the Front rim clean you can actually read the label.   My first set of anodized rims.

I have also not worked on sealed hubs before either.  More on that later.

A good amount of grease in the hub but old and in need of changing.

Clean and ready of new grease and bearings.

And clean hub parts after a long sonic bath.

So what I discovered is that all Sealed bearing means is the metal cover has a rubber piece in it.  Other than that its basically the same as any other vintage hub I have worked on.  I think for modern sealed bearings they mean the bearing are in a sealed container ...

like this one.

And some new rubber to finish things off, really looking to riding these Sand Canyons.  With the upcoming three day weekend I hope to make a push to get it all finished and to that end I have already started on the rear wheel because it was the dirtiest part of the bike.

Ride. Smile. Repeat.

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