Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the June Giveaway for a Foldylock Pride bike lock by Seatylock


Tires stiff/sluggish after bearing overhaul
#1
I took the opportunity to overhaul my hubs/bearings the other day. I was pretty generous with the grease. I used Park PPL-1. Now my wheels spin very sluggishly and don't really have any inertia.

Bike is a Felt F85 road bike, stock wheels.

Thoughts?
  Reply
#2
When setting the play in the hubs, account for the additional load by the quick release skewer. You can do this by working on the wheel while it is installed in the trueing stand. Other possibility: put a stack of washers where the fork ends (or drop outs) would go, tighten QR as you would on the bike, set bearing play.

You could try doing that while the wheel is installed in the bike but usually there is not much space to do so.
  Reply
#3
Overtight bearing adjustment or the grease is too thick.?
Ride hard or ride home alone!
  Reply
#4
Loosen them up a little. It is common to overtighten them if this is the first time you have done bearings.
  Reply
#5
Don't know your brand of grease, if not bike type, may be too thick.

OR, you have over tightened the lock nuts and cones, the wheel should spin freely for a time without any play in the hub, if done correctly, the valve (without reflector installed) should settle at the bottom when the wheel stops, can be difficult to get right and may need more than one go at it.

OR, and more importantly, you may not have tightened the lock nut against the cone sufficiently tight, this allows the right hand cone to run itself into the bearing under load, and will eventually destroy your hub
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
5,030
04-28-2016, 06:40 PM
Last Post: Tcuzz
 
5,933
03-17-2016, 10:24 AM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
8,508
05-08-2015, 06:56 PM
Last Post: edge
 
13,432
05-05-2015, 01:12 AM
Last Post: ani1319
 
5,151
02-15-2015, 04:49 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
13,722
01-26-2015, 02:21 PM
Last Post: eamil
 
3,687
11-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Last Post: JanJ

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Star blubike lube
Today 02:02 PM
CHANGING 1x8 into 2x8
Today 01:38 PM
Creaking/clicking when putting heavy loa...
Today 08:25 AM
Tubeless users: do you still carry a fla...
Today 12:16 AM
How to keep your bicycle safe?
Yesterday 02:25 PM
It's here! Biking Down a Volcano at 58mp...
Yesterday 12:22 AM
Hello!
06-15-2021 02:21 PM
Looking to get my first proper bike, I'm...
06-15-2021 12:45 PM
Requesting ID/worth for Bianchi
06-15-2021 04:51 AM
One expensive lock vs two cheaper locks?
06-15-2021 03:23 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. ReapThaWhirlwind
54 posts
no avatar 2. Jesper
20 posts
no avatar 3. Zviedrs
10 posts
no avatar 4. JoJoJo
10 posts
no avatar 5. iemand85
7 posts