Re: [CR]Japanese vs. Italian durability


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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 09:15:33 -0400
From: Warren & Elizabeth <warbetty@sympatico.ca>
To: ADP <aphillips9@mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese vs. Italian durability
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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