Re: [CR]Japanese vs. Italian durability


Example: Bike Shops:R.E.W. Reynolds

From: "Willis" <smwillis@verizon.net>
To: "Warren & Elizabeth" <warbetty@sympatico.ca>, "ADP" <aphillips9@mindspring.com>
References: <6.0.3.0.2.20040425074654.03895ff8@pop.mindspring.com> <408BB9F5.2010009@sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese vs. Italian durability
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 17:12:34 -0400
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Sorry to say I have not seen many bike shops around here adjust and check the bearings on any hub or bike. I known I do but you know what, people will still buy from the cheapest guy out there so I will just keep on doing it for people that get the hubs or bikes from some one else. Do I sound a little crabby after all these years? Steven Willis The Bike Stand 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-332-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Warren & Elizabeth"
To: "ADP"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2004 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese vs. Italian durability



> Elizabeth picked out a new Lemond (insurance
> settlement) about 4 years ago. When we got it
> home, I spun the wheels and was surprised to feel
> some roughness in the RSX hubs. When I popped them
> open, surprise! No grease. Wouldn't take too long
> before those hubs oxidize and /or fail.
>
> I repacked them and told the "high end" shop about
> it. I got the impression that they wouldn't dream
> of checking every Shimano hubset they sold.
>
> Lousy QC on Shimano's part. Never assume anything.
>
> Warren Young
> Toronto
>
>
> ADP wrote:
>
> I never saw rust on the
> > bearing races inside a high end hub and on the bearings till I pulled
> > apart that Dura Ace hub.
> >
> > Ann Phillips Decatur GA