Bearings - lube!

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Postby Chick Dastardly » 27 Aug 2010, 12:19

Hiya


Indoor wheels just arrived - does anyone know if these bearings are pre lubricated or not?


http://www.skatehut.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Enuff_Waterproof_ABEC_5___14.95.html



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Postby Wonton Destruction » 27 Aug 2010, 12:34

Your bearings when bought new should come pre-lubed! You can usually tell if they move smoothly when you spin them, no sounds of metal-on-metal. If you've bought lube too it doesn't hurt just to give them a single drop and then spin them a couple of times. It will seem like they spin slower but this is just the lube working it's way around, that's why you should never use too much!


A few quick points about lubing your bearings:

NEVER lubricate when they are dirty, this just makes things worse!

ALWAYS dry bearings completely after cleaning them to avoid rust, then lubricate IMMEDIATELY.


I can do a complete breakdown on cleaning bearings etc... and do a practical with anyone who has a good space that they don't mind getting a little messy ^_^



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Postby Chick Dastardly » 27 Aug 2010, 12:45

That would be really useful thanks! I think I will put a drop in, just to see how they come apart and stuff.


I have large (non carpeted) living room, will happily offer the space for a wheels/bearings practical :)



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Postby Power Kraut » 27 Aug 2010, 12:56

I found a really good pdf file about changing wheels and bearings but I can't find it again for the life of me now. Gah.



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Postby Goldie Lookin Pain » 27 Aug 2010, 16:56

yeah that would be good, i would like to learn this stuff! x



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Postby Delta Strike » 27 Aug 2010, 17:15

Yeah ditto I could do with that!xx



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Postby Devine Retribution » 31 Aug 2010, 09:02

It would be great to have a practical 'workshop' type thing as I really dont know as much as i would like to!



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Postby Yarn Bomber » 31 Aug 2010, 19:00

Yes please! I know my wheels are defiantely slower than they used to be, so think they could do with a good servicing.



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Postby la calavera 420 » 24 Sep 2010, 15:30

i love the idea of a workshop... maybe at some point this could also be combined with the idea of meeting and trying each other's skates (might build up the numbers). : )



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Postby Wonton Destruction » 24 Sep 2010, 16:20

Great idea Elena!



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Postby la calavera 420 » 26 Oct 2010, 13:13

i thought the session week before last was really helpful -- thank you for that wonton!


would you be able to remind us all what products you used? i remember a citrus something or other...



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Postby Wonton Destruction » 26 Oct 2010, 13:31

I use a citrus cleaner/degreaser which is the same stuff they use to clean bike chains.

For lubricant I use Bones Speed Cream, about 4 quid from Rollermania and that small bottle will last for AGES.



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Postby la calavera 420 » 26 Oct 2010, 20:38

nice one! i'll be getting some of that soon. : )




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