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Offline Galejt

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Photo of CB5x headset bearings at 10k miles
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:36:07 PM »
10,000 miles of consistent road riding, 200# rider. Looking good. Not me, the bearings. Had the forks off to tweak and figured why not AllBalls?
Cannot really say whether there is a change or not in the handling. I was off it too long to be fair. It turns quick and feels sharp.
And the 39 tooth rear iz da bomb. For the road anyway.

In other news, if you would like a set of used headset bearings, drop me a note.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 11:42:30 PM by Galejt »

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Re: Photo of CB5x headset bearings at 10k miles
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 04:57:18 PM »
My guess is 10k should be a drop in the ocean for those bearings.

Nice to read 39 teeth works for you too.

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Re: Photo of CB5x headset bearings at 10k miles
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 01:58:46 AM »
Those bearings do look good but looks can be deceiving.



*Originally Posted by Mence [+]
My guess is 10k should be a drop in the ocean for those bearings.

Nice to read 39 teeth works for you too.

I ride offroad, well poorly maintained gravel roads and fire breaks. My bearings are not in the best shape at almost 13,000 miles. I've tightened my stem nuts twice. Any more and I'm afraid the bearings may separate from their cages. A few others have experienced bad bearings after a lot of off-road or rough road excursions. Where I live, its take the beat up gravel roads or take the long detour around.
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Re: Photo of CB5x headset bearings at 10k miles
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 05:00:37 AM »
Mine are shot at 10,00km (6000 miles).While in the process of fitting the L2 suspension kit I dropped the stem to grease the bearings n saw the top race was pitted. Time for an All Balls kit.

 


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