Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

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Ricey155
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Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

Postby Ricey155 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 20:58 pm

My planet x pro carbon has gone a bit stiff lately, still ok to ride but not as NEW :mrgreen:

i just wondered if they needed creasing from time to time ??

ive scanned google and youtube but no mention on the grease side (amended :mrgreen: )


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Re: Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

Postby nicklouse » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:01 pm

Ricey155 wrote:My planet x pro carbon has gone a bit stiff lately, still ok to ride but not as NEW :mrgreen:

i just wondered if they needed creasing from time to time ??

ive scanned google and youtube but no mention on the crease side


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yes all bearing need some TLC anf grease can be part of it.

for a how to service your bearings read Parktools.
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Re: Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

Postby k-dog » Tue Nov 20, 2012 00:04 am

Definitely. Just did my wheels and they feel brand new.

As said already Park Tool is good for that - it's a bit fiddly at first but you get the hang of it quickly.
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Re: Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

Postby amaferanga » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:53 pm

What's crease?
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Re: Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

Postby on-yer-bike » Tue Nov 20, 2012 17:36 pm

amaferanga wrote:What's crease?

Its when you fold the bearing in half and iron it flat.
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Re: Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

Postby Ricey155 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:05 am

cheers all nice spelling :mrgreen:

best rip the forks out and treat them to some TLC

cheers all ride happy

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Re: Are the bearings creased on road bike forks ??

Postby Ricey155 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:23 am

Job done bike feels like new again cheers all :mrgreen:


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