Re: Wheels barely spin w/new bearings, break in needed?
Thanks for the advice, I'll take it apart & recheck everything. Still puzzles me because I:
Seated the new bearings flat and evenly.
The inner axle spacer seemed to sit in the wheel well, flush to the bearing's inner races and aligned.
Greased the dust shields and axles.
Put the shoulder spacer on the left side of the wheel and the flat spacer on the right for both wheels.
Torqued the axles to spec. Tightened the axle's pinch bolts on the right side first while the front was off ground and then torqued the left bolts when the bike was back on the ground, as mentioned in the manual.
Adjusted the chain with about 45 mm of slack. (No, I didn't try spinning the wheel w/o the chain.)
Brakes work fine, btw, they don't seem to be dragging.
This is all puzzling to me. While not a trained mechanic, I've removed/installed wheels before with my previous bikes and never had a problem.
Hey BTW, putting the rear wheel on with the chain & brake caliper is rather challenging for a two-armed person. You guys got any tips/tricks for easing rear wheel install?